Peggy Krizak was born and raised in Wisconsin where she discovered at an early age that she had a natural ability to draw and paint wildlife and scenery. Initially self-taught, she acquired formal education in the arts in 1993. With the encouragement and support of her husband, Steve, the dream of being a full-time artist was fulfilled.

Exhibiting in the Midwest earned numerous commissions throughout the United States. Working predominately in oils, she combines her deep love of animals with her passion for painting. She has a special talent that allows her to capture the unconditional love that radiates from a pet's eyes. This ability has captured the attention and hearts of people everywhere, and was a turning point in Peggy's career.

Peggy and her husband reside in northern Wisconsin, a tranquil setting that is ideal for producing the realistic and serene portraits of people's cherished pets. Yes, she has a lovable rescue Doberman, named "DayZ" and a Maine Coon feline, "Picasso" who thinks he's an artist and loves to assist, with the charcoal portraits. My "new kids" portraits will be coming this winter. Commissions come first.

 I'm putting the final  glazes on a beautiful Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Sportsmen will appreciate this one, because of the subject material of the painting. Hunting camouflage, shotgun, duck decoys and Chesapeake ammo box and dog fill the painting.  The painting is a 20x24 framed original oil, and availbable for sale, as of January 1, 2013. 

Starting a new portrait of mixed heritage. Wish it was summer still and I could be doing this in my summer outdoor studio. Amazing working conditions, beautiful serene pond, surrounded by deep woods with wildlife coming in for refreshment daily. But, alas, its the end of December, so I'm back to the studio, painting with enthusiasm and appreciation that I have this gift. Classical to new age music accompanies me throughout each painting.


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"The painting leaves me breathless. I will cherish it forever. The portrait of Bianca, which hangs above our fireplace, is a constant reminder of what a special dog she was."





Cindy & Jim Hurd
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