Interview: Museum’s Artist-in-Residence Promotes Conservation with Wildlife Watercolors

Peggy Macnamara Field Museum Paintings Wildlife Watercolor Paintings

Painter Peggy Macnamara is no ordinary watercolorist. As the Chicago Field Museum‘s artist-in-residence, Macnamara’s muses include ancient vases, animal specimens, and other priceless artifacts that surround her on a daily basis. This fascinating career has led to an even more unique opportunity, as Macnamara’s art now aids in the crucial conservation efforts of the museum’s Keller Science Action Center.

With their kaleidoscopic hues and loosely rendered lines, Macnamara’s whimsical watercolor paintings may not look like traditional naturalist studies; however, they have achieved exactly what the museum had hoped for. Lees verder

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