PAINTING | COLLAGE
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— Mark Peavy
A fourth-generation Texan, Peavy’s childhood was split between time in San Antonio and summers at either the family ranch in East Texas or the beach in Rockport. Many of Peavy’s earliest drawings are depictions of his home, livestock on the ranch, or boats near his grandparent’s beach house. Before long, he turned to drafting architectural renderings of homes he’d seen, visited, or envisioned one day building.
Peavy studied Architecture at UT Austin, and worked as a draftsmen for many years before pursuing a BFA in Art and Art History. Gravitating towards education and sharing his experience, Peavy worked as the AP Studio Art and Art History teacher at Clark High School for 29 years. Though he is retired, he has not completely escaped public education: This year, he was named Northside ISD’s Artist-in-Residence.
Peavy’s work has been exhibited frequently and may be found in innumerable private, institutional, and museum collections. Recently Peavy and his wife, Sue, curated Town & Country: Designing a Lifestyle for Contemporary Art Month at 3rd Space Gallery; and participated in Walking on the Moon at The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. He is also thrilled to have just been named the first-ever Artist-in-Residence for the Northside Independent School District.
Peavy and Sue have two marvelous, creative adult sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and the world’s greatest rescue Vizsla. They enjoy their vineyard and winemaking, international travel, collecting 20th century Modernism, and high tea.