Peggy McGahan has completed the Botanical Art and Illustration Certification program at the Morton Arboretum and studied with Merle Wheeler. She loves depicting nature in her artwork and combining multiple media to achieve imaginative results. She enjoys teaching and exhibiting her work in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Robert graduated from the Art Institute of Boston with a major in Illustration. His career began as a graphic artist and later he became a designer and illustrator for an aerospace corporation and advertising agency. Eventually he opened Pennor Associates where he created illustrations for ad agencies in Connecticut and New York City. On his own time he painted landscapes which he showed at galleries throughout the state. After a year in Portland, Oregon where he did illustrations for architects, he moved to Chicago to focus on his landscape painting full-time. Robert is a member of the American Society of Artists and Oil Painters of America. He has won numerous awards at art shows and his paintings are in many private collections throughout the country. He is currently represented by the Brigantine Gallery in Downers Grove, IL. His work may be seen at www.robertpennorgallery.com.
Ellen received her formal art training at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois earning both a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and a Master of Arts Degree. She taught in area high schools for 12 years, teaching painting, drawing, ceramics and jewelry. Ellen also established a gifted arts program in the high school and within the art department of a junior college. Since leaving the education system she has done private tutoring and concentrated on the development of her own style working primarily in pastels. Ellen has taught numerous classes at DuPage Art League including beginning and advanced drawing, perspective, portraits and Pastel painting. A winner of numerous awards she has exhibited in shows throughout the area.
Kay Wahlgren is an accomplished watercolorist, master gardener, space planner and cut paper artist. A past president of the art league, she is currently teaching Beginning and Intermediate watercolor classes. Kay has a degree in Architectural Design and for many years taught classes in the creation of intricate multi-dimensional cut paper pieces. About 5 years ago she began sharing her watercolor skills and her approach takes the mystery out of watercolor. Step by step she builds a foundation so that students master the skills and avoid the pitfalls.