Peggy Blood

“My creative works are composed of vibrant bright hues and muted darks. Each painting tells a story about life observed in the US or through my travels. Many of my painting have multi-views of different experiences in one composition; the viewer is led from one area to various related shapes. Most works are of mixed media; natural and tangible objects that overlap with rhythmic motion and streams of colors for an expressionistic type of genre painting.”

Dr. Peggy Blood is a professional artist, veteran teacher, and administrator of thirty-five years. She has spent most of her professional career in northern California. Savannah, Georgia, has been her home since 1998. Dr. Blood is the past department chair of the Savannah State University fine arts program and holds the title of Distinguished Professor, 2004-2005. Blood studied painting under John Howard of Arkansas, a protégé and colleague of Hale Woodruff. As a student in the segregated South, she was the first black American to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 1978 she earned the title of Outstanding Bay Area Artist in Oakland, California. Dr. Blood holds a Master of Arts degree in administration education, Master of Fine Arts degree, and doctoral degree in administration and art education.