Sunday, July 8, 2012

Artist as Collector with much Aloha

Pegge Hopper is this week's featured Artist as Collector. Her home on the island of Oahu is a work of art in and of itself.  Pegge's eye, touch and design sensibility is present throughout.
Pegge's lanai

Studio shot- great light, open space
(be still my heart)
She also is incredibly supportive of other artists and their work-exhibiting their work in her gallery as well as in her home. When I was up at her house the other day while in Honolulu I asked her to pick a piece for my Artist as Collector series. She immediately selected this small encaustic painting by Alan Leitner another artist living and professor at Leeward Community College in Hawaii. She told me that she bought this piece from a show that he had at The Pegge Hopper Gallery because "I just loved it!"
Peace Sign
Encaustic on board

This larger encaustic painting by
Hawaii artist Nadine Ferraro
is another favorite of Pegge's hanging
in her Oahu home.

I had to take a shot of these shoes on display in Pegge's home.
She said that she bought them at Savers Thrift Store in Honolulu
and added the ribbon

One of Pegge's cloudscapes hanging in her stairwell

Esther Shimazu ceramic figure on Pegge's fireplace.

Collection of old bottles in her kitchen.
They were found in the earth below the site of the old
Chinese Herb Shop that Pegge bought, renovated and is now
The Pegge Hopper Gallery

And Pegge's collection of heart milagros next to
Returned early yesterday from a wonderful Hawaiian vacation. Having spent time in the water, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and swimming, as well as time with dear friends,  Pegge among them, brings me back to the HOT weather of PA with gratitude and inspiration.

Mahalo Nui Loa....

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