This expressive landscape painting was done in Capital Reef, part of the Grand Staircase of the Escalante National Monument in Utah. I was driving down Highway 12 waiting for the sun to rise and I had to stop to capture the early morning light along the creek. It was peaceful, quiet, and cool before the daylight hours of heat. The piece is painted with loose, lush brushstrokes. This artwork is on cradled birch panel and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished to a gloss finish, and it is ready to hang.

- Peggy Trigg

Waiting for the Sun

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on front and back

11" h x 14" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 8 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.