Welcome to My Site


r                                                        Peggy Bagshaw B.F.A.

A Brief Art Biography

My parents enrolled me in art classes throughout my schooling at Villa Maria in Montreal,and I continued my art studies at Concordia University, graduating with a BA degree , psychology.

After graduation I married my high-school sweetheart, John, and we eventually relocated  to Calgary with our 2 daughters, where I established a Stock Photography Company & worked as a commercial artist alongside my commercial-photographer husband.

In 1993, with the girls out on their own, I undertook the five year Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Alberta College of Art & Design, winning the Gregory Arnold Scholarship Award & the Illingworth Kerr Scholarship Award.

My work was accepted at the Harrison Galleries, only to be stolen in a "theft by demand" break-in art heist. I was devastated, but John said I should be very flattered that someone was willing to do "jail-time" to own my artwork.

My paintings are realistic depictions of the places and scenes closest to my heart.

I hope people view my work with fondness and recognition of favorite places, and

with anticipation of the discovery of new places.

I work exclusively in the pastel medium, focusing primarily on Coastal Landscapes.

I use the best archival materials and frames to ensure longevity to my pieces.

My work is found in corporate & private collections in Canada, the USA, Asia, and Europe.

I continue to paint every day in my studio/gallery on Pender Island.

It has been a busy year, with several art shows and gallery representation at Gallery 8 on Saltspring Island in the town of Ganges.

Recently, I attended a 5 day workshop with Robert Bateman.  It was a wonderful

experience to be with him, and learn from a master artist. He paid me an enormous compliment during a critique session.

“Peggy’s work has a Group of Seven feeling to it.....It is nicely handled.”

                                                                                        Robert Bateman

For six consecutive years, I have been accepted to the prestigious & juried Sidney Fine Art Show on Vancouver Island.  I am also honoured to be a member of the

“Art Off the Fence” outdoor Art Extravaganza on Pender Island.  I look forward

to the July 2017 show which will have exciting new guest artists.

Currently I am represented by:

Gallery 8 in Ganges, on Saltspring Island,  British Columbia.

My home gallery/studio is open to visitors. It is a good idea to phone first:

250-222-0343 or e-mail me at johnbagshaw@mac.com

"Thank you to all the people who come to see my work.

I count myself fortunate in having so many people re-visit my shows."

To view artworks, please visit my web site at: www.peggybagshaw.com

             Our e-mail address is:   johnbagshaw@mac.com


Also see my works at :

“Gallery 8” in Ganges on Saltspring Island British Columbia, Canada


To see John’s Photography & Jewelry endeavors click on:





  250-222-0343                             email-   johnbagshaw@mac.com


sketching in the High Sierras