"The First Switchback" refers to a location on the hiking trail down to the Rio Grande River at the Wild Rivers Recreational Area in Northern New Mexico. This is one of my favorite places. The sage brush struggles to survive against the harshness of the conditions that beats the canyon walls. It is either hot and most often windy in the summer, or cold and snowy in the winter. It is truly a “wild” place.  This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Peggy Trigg

The First Switchback

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 18" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 9 oz.



Peggy Trigg
Questa, New Mexico

Getting to Know Peggy

Peggy is an impressionist landscape painter based in New Mexico. Her ongoing journey with art began as a small child. She was inspired by wonderful art teachers while growing up, and in turn decided to become an art teacher herself. Peggy spent most of her career shaping young artists at the advanced high school level, imparting values, strength and perseverance upon them. Now in retirement, Peggy has turned her energy to a full-time art career for the first time. She works in a loose, gestural style with brightly-toned layers of paint, capturing the colors and feelings of the southwest. When she’s not making art, she likes to go hiking around Taos, always seeking inspiration for her next painting.