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Medford Sneak Preview Poll – Pegi Smith is Favorite Local Artist

Medford Sneak Preview Choose Pegi Smith favorite local artist

In a recent Medford Sneak Preview poll, their readers named Pegi Smith Favorite Local Artist in the February 2017 issue! She is so grateful to receive this kind of recognition from local art enthusiasts. Smith is in good company too—congratulations to Cheryl D. Garcia and Julie Veronneau, who also made the list.

Medford Sneak Preview Poll : Image of a clipping from the Medford Sneak Peek, declaring Pegi Smith to be Southern Oregons Favorite Artist

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October at the GoodBean Paintings by Pegi Smith

October at the GoodBean

She Dreams of Bears, by Pegi Smith

She Dreams of Bears, 6′ x 2′ original acrylic on canvas by Pegi Smith

Paintings by Pegi Smith

The GoodBean is very proud to present a collection of paintings by Ashland artist Pegi Smith titled “Dreamscapes.” Her busy show schedule made it challenging to secure a date for this exhibition. As a result, we’ve been waiting with great anticipation for over two years for the day to come when we could hang her paintings at long last! Yesterday that day finally came, and before we had three paintings on the wall the admiring comments had already begun.

Pegi’s paintings are collected avidly by serious collectors, and all of these pieces are for sale. While every painting is an original acrylic on canvas, there is one charming exception, “On the Wings of a Lullaby”. Most of these pieces are large, with an average size of approximately 3′ x 3′. The two largest paintings, “Herd Through A Whisper” and “She Dreams of Bears,” measure 6’w x 4’h and 6’w x 2’h, respectively. And with their generous sizes, they make magnificent additions to just about any interior decor scheme.

If you fall in love with a painting you’d like to welcome into your home, please contact our art curator Hannah West at [email protected] or call 541-899-2012. Please visit Pegi’s website to see more of her work. While there are many originals to choose from, Pegi also make prints available of her sold works. Be sure to contact her if you find something on her website you can’t live without!

Artist Statement

Below, Pegi gives us a bit of insight into her creative thought process:


October at the Goodbean Paintings by Pegi Smith : This is an image of contemporary fine artist Pegi Smith of Ashland, Oregon. Learn more and view her paintings at

Contemporary Fine Artist Pegi Smith

While immersed in a project, there are times when I see it as primitive and at other times refined. Regardless, I am pressed to move forward, aware of pending modifications…yet enjoying the expression of the moment. I work from the canvas, with no pre sketching…but a more innate exploration of my own inner space while being aware of the necessity to remain open to the spontaneous, hidden dimensions appearing and reappearing on the canvases…and an endless appreciation that color is such an obvious and important part of my life.

Am I discovering aspects of my own identity in the process… wondering is this about me? Maybe so. Regardless, I am there and somehow absent while the actual painting occurs, appeared to and appealed to by the urgent necessity to cooperate with what is developing and yet making my own voice heard as a distant director of what must be the reluctant conclusion of that one work…if another is to begin…

Thank you for the privilege of sharing my work with you.

~Pegi Smith

Exhibit and Reception at South Stage Cellars

South Stage Cellars

Exhibit of paintings, including many new works, by Pegi Smith will be on display August 11–September 22, 2016
125 South 3rd St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
Reception on Saturday, August 27 from 5:30–8pm, featuring live music by Saucy—a five-piece band—complimentary hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, and of course art! Bring your smiles and join me for a delightful evening!

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New Show at Shepherd’s Dream!

Pegi Smith - New show at Shepherd's Dream February-March 2016 announcement : Works by Pegi Smith will be on display at Shepherd's Dream in Ashland From Feb 5–March 31, 2016. Opening reception Feb 5 from 5–8pm with live music by Pegi Smith and Greta Gardiner, in conjunction with Ashland's First Friday ArtWalk

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Lotus Dreams

I just posted a newly completed painting, “Lotus Dreams,” in the Dreamscapes gallery on my website. This painting measures 60″ wide by 15″ high. Please contact me for details if you are interested in this piece!

Lotus Dreams : 60 x 15 Acrylic painting on canvas profile of a woman sleeping and a lotus flower with multicolored abstract and black background with gold aborigine-style dot pattern by contemporary fine artist Pegi Smith, Ashland, Oregon.

Lotus Dreams 60” x 15” Acrylic on canvas

Hello world!

Dreamscapes : She Dreams of Bears, 6’ x 2’ Acrylic painting on canvas of a woman sleeping with her head resting on a bear's head with multicolored abstract background surrounded by black with gold dot pattern by contemporary fine artist Pegi Smith, Ashland, Oregon.

72″ x 24″

Acrylic on canvas

~ Welcome to my new blog! I’m celebrating this New Year with a beautiful new website! Thank You Hannah West for your brilliance ~
I invite you to take a visit, and to subscribe to my posts. I will be sharing newly completed works, announcements of shows, and more here as time goes on.

I would also like to introduce you to my first completed painting of 2016, “She Dreams of Bears.” She is a large painting on canvas, 6′ wide by 2′ high. Will she be dreaming at your place? Contact me to learn more…

Wishing you all joy and peace in the new year.