Peg Trezevant was born in Canton, Ohio and moved to Sarasota, Florida just prior to her senior year of high school. She attended the University of South Florida (USF), earning two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1983, and a Master of Fine Arts, 2000. Between degrees, she worked at White Stained Glass Studio, a Sarasota-based studio of national standing, painting and designing large liturgical windows for churches across the Eastern United States. She has taught painting and art theory at Ringling College of Art and Design since 2001.
While working towards her Master of Fine Arts degree, Peg won Best of Show in USF’s 23rd Annual Student Juried Competition, juried by Leslie Lerner, and showed work at the USF Contemporary Art Museum and the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Other Local museum showings included underCurrent/overView 7 at the Tampa Museum of Art, and an invitational show at the Florida Holocaust Museum.
Peg’s work has also been exhibited nationally in Miami and Virginia, as well as in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery as part of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009. Recently, Peg published the article Painting It Forward in the Tampa Bay Times in which she recounted her experiences working with artist Theo Wujcik during the last months of his life.
Working from her studio in Tampa, Peg creates her work using acrylic paint because, as she explains,
“. . . it is the paint of our time.”