Peggy Root lives and works in the Appalachian foothills of northeastern Tennessee. Her work is a celebration of the peace and beauty found in nature. Her compositions are painted outdoors, paying careful attention to light conditions and seasons. Because of constantly changing light conditions, she is able to work on each canvas for no more than two hours at a sitting.
"Because nature is so complex and at the same time so beautiful on many different levels," Root says, "landscape painting is both a joyful and humbling occupation. In a sense, a landscape painter is a reporter on the beauty of God's world." Root's paintings convey not only a sense of location and condition, they are suggestive of an underlying poetic meaning found in the compositions.