Peggy O’Neal's extraordinary and frequently monumental murals and paintings celebrate and honor: cultural diversity, the environment, and the history and traditions of Native Peoples.
Peggy has developed her artistic style of energetic realism on a grand scale and is widely recognized for public art projects, corporate commissions, murals and painted exhibits on these themes. Gifted with natural talents from an early age she later advanced her skills with five years of extensive training at the San Francisco Academy of Art.
Today, Peggy is the interpreter of visual history for many tribes in the Pacific Northwest. Each step of development for a commissioned painting by a Native American tribe, is thoroughly researched by the artist and approved by tribal cultural council. Peggy's paintings of Oregon and Northern California Native Peoples and their traditions serve as a reminder of a rich cultural history, that has been kept alive and now is experiencing a rebirth.
Tribal collectors include: Coquille Indian Tribe, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians. Other collectors are US Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Menasha Corporation, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon and North Bend School District North Bend, Oregon.
The artist lives on the Oregon coast, where she keeps an active schedule of commissioned work and also designs interpretive exhibits, murals and dioramas for museums, permanent exhibits and interpretive centers.
Peggy O'Neal's company, WOW arts & exhibits, Inc. is an award winning exhibition design/build company with studios in downtown North Bend, Oregon.
WOW arts & exhibits provides a wide range of services that foster innovation through collaboration to develop original artwork. The company has undertaken complex projects in the design and creation of site specific artwork, interpretive exhibits, and research and fabrication of scenic creations. The team works closely with scholars, historians, scientists, architects, engineers, manufacturers and design specialists to develop new visions that address a client’s needs and ensures that creativity becomes tangible.
Current and recent projects include: