I began my art career at an early age. As a teenager, I was in charge of the girls’ arts and crafts at a popular local day camp. And I continued throughout my life as an art teacher for all ages but primarily middle school. When I left teaching in 1993, I began my painting career in earnest. I am a juried member of Marblehead Arts Association, The Copley Society of Boston, The North Shore Arts Association and the current co-president of the Swampscott Arts Association.
I have been fortunate enough in my career to win many prizes in all of the above organizations as well as the Marblehead Festival of Arts.
M y work has been sold throughout the United States and Israel.
Peggy Farrell and Kiliey
I am an artist/photographer
An early retirement prompted me to start a new career as an aspiring artist. While taking art lessons, I met Bob Sinclair, an accomplished photographer, who re-animated my interest in photograph. After taking lessons from Bob I quickly learned that it was a lot easier to carry a camera and a tripod than an easel, chair, paints and canvas. Bob introduced me to the world of thirds and composition, how to “create” a scene as opposed to just taking a photograph.
Living in Marblehead has only intensified my passion for outdoor photography. Now I am doing both photography and painting.
I have exhibited in many North Shore and New Hampshire art shows and the winner of several awards. I’m a board member and Secretary of the Swampscott Arts Association, member of the Marblehead Festival of Arts, photographer member of the Marblehead Arts Association, and Salem Art Association. My work can be found at the Little Harbor Art Studios, Marblehead Ma.
Andrea Bunde, after a successful 25- year career in
Human Resources Management in Corporate America,
decided to change focus and pursue an artistic career.
In 2017 she joined the newly formed Little Harbor
Studios and Gallery in Marblehead along with eight
other artists. Since moving to Marblehead 10 years ago
Andrea has enjoyed painting the local scenery. Her
favorite time of year is the spring with the blooming
flowers and harbor landscapes, and Andrea’s
watercolors are full of spring pink tones in the gardens
as they flow over the sea walls or line steep, crooked
streets. People have described Andrea’s art as being
"happy" and often "pink" color themed. She finds it
inspiring to see beauty in nature and be in the "here and
now" while painting. “It's nice to do something that
you love and that speaks to you and where you can be
also creates art inspired by her travels finding
exquisite landscapes abroad. She has enjoyed painting
scenes from trips to England of cottage gardens and
flowering window boxes, cherry blossoms in Kyoto,
Japan to colorful reef fish in the Caribbean. However,
she continues to be drawn to Marblehead with its
seaside and scenic brilliance. Andrea is on the Board of
Swampscott Arts Association and is a member of the
Marblehead Arts Association. Each year Andrea prints
a calendar of recent paintings. She sells these calendars
as well as greeting cards and bookmarks of her art.