Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Peggi Habets

Peggi Habets

Artistic Category artist
Career Level Professional
Experienced With Commissions, For-hire services, Leading workshops, Lectures, Public art, Speaking engagements, Teaching engagements

I paint stories of everyday life. I love observing an individual or group and secretly creating a narrative based on a glance, gesture, interaction, or something else. My choice of subject is directly related to growing up in an industrial neighborhood in Pittsburgh.
      Throughout my childhood, I was surrounded by the principles of hard work, honesty, and perseverance. That is why, as an adult, I am drawn to those same ideals in people I meet and places I travel. They play a consistent role in my art, whether by the subjects I choose or the approach I take when painting them.
      Although my paintings are realistic in nature, my intent is not to create a painting that looks like a photograph. Instead, my primary goal is to tell a story or reveal an emotion or mood. I utilize anything I can to reach this goal, including design, color, brushstroke, cropping, and composition. My greatest reward is to create a painting that connects with the viewer emotionally, rationally or inexplicably.

Peggi is an artist and instructor from Pittsburgh, Pa who works primarily in watercolor and mixed media on paper. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally and has received awards in many international shows. Publications include: Splash 18, The Art of Watercolour, Pratique Des Arts; Watercolor ArtistWatercolor MagicPalette; and the Portrait Society of America's The Art of The Portrait. She is the author of "Watercolor Made Easy: Portraits" and was featured in "The Art of Drawing and Painting Portraits", both books published by Walter Foster Publishing. Peggi has exhibited her work in the esteemed Shanghai Watercolour Biennial in Shanghai, China and the Shenzhen International Watercolour Exhibition in Shenzhen, China. A watercolor instructor, Peggi has taught students from around the country and internationally.


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
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  • Drawing
  • Mixed-media
  • Painting
  • Artist Books


  • Charcoal
  • Figurative
  • Graphite
  • Realist
  • Representational
  • Watercolor
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