About Peggy

Age: 60

Type of fine art you’re involved in: “I love to create from still life, landscapes and mixed media collage art.”


About Peggy

Age: 60

Type of fine art you’re involved in: “I love to create from still life, landscapes and mixed media collage art.”

Hometown: Grew up in Greensburg. Moved to Newton at the end of May to be close to children and grandchildren.

Memberships: Member of Carriage Factory Art Gallery in Newton, Tuesday Morning Art Group at the Carriage Gallery, National Art Education Association and the Kansas Art Education Association. What do you like about

your art?

“I started teaching art in 1971 and retired at the end of school last year May 2010. Now it is my time to paint and be creative. Art has played a big role in my time. Art plays a role to help students learn to think outside the box and helps keep many at-risk students in school. We need creative thinkers, and if we take art and music away, we will begin to lack mental agility. Look for my artwork at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery and Newton Public Library.” She also has exhibited at Garden City Community College, Great Bend Community College, and Mead Gallery and Gallery XII in Wichita.How did you get started and describe a memorable moment from your pursuit of art and/or any schooling.

“In 1956, I won my first art contest, and my drawing of cowboys and Indians standing on cliffs was published in The Hutchinson News. I was hooked and drew cowboys and horses for my first-grade classmates at Greensburg Elementary School. My first art teacher was the H.S. art teacher at Greensburg, Archie Shepard. He was wonderful. My senior year of high school in 1968, I received the Kiowa County Teacher’s Scholarship. In 1971, I graduated from college at Fort Hays State and started teaching art in August at Indianola, Neb., teaching K-12 art. I also taught art in Phillipsburg, N.J., Hutchinson, Dodge City, Garden City and Clyde. We lived in Garden City for almost 20 years where I taught art at school, at the G.C. Rec. Center, the Y.M.C.A. and for Kansas Newman University outreach program.”

“Time for Change” is a collage/mixed media work by Peggy Wambold of Newton. It incorporates pen and ink, charcoal and acrylic paint. Peggy Wambold holds one of her paintings in progress, a still life, which will be displayed at the local home show at the armory with other paintings. “Anniversary Monet” is an acrylic by Peggy Wambold of Newton. The local artist has works on display at the Carriage Factory Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., and Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak St., both of Newton. Another of Peggy Wambold’s works is an acrylic, called “Springtime.” Wambold has works on display at Newton Public Library and the Carriage Factory Gallery.