About the Artist

Barbara Peavey, a self-taught artist, captures the beauty of flowers in their natural settings through oil painting.

Barbara Peavey

She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Massachusetts in 1964. After raising her children, she devoted more time to painting. An invitation to show her work on Nantucket Island prompted her to paint many beautiful paintings.

The subject matter of her work continues to focus primarily on flowers and other beauties of God's creation.


Corporate Affiliations

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Commissioned to paint Christmas tins for U.S. Senators in l985. One of Barbara's paintings is owned and reproduced on Ocean Spray stationery.

Marian Heath Greeting Cards, Inc.
Many of her paintings appear on their cards.

Exhibits and Awards


  • 21st Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, Mystic Seaport, CT (2000)

Solo Gallery Shows

  • Capizzo Gallery, Nantucket, MA (1999, 2001, 2006)
  • Kingston Public Library, Kingston, MA (1996)
  • Artist's Association of Nantucket (1995)
  • Sun Gallery, Nantucket, MA (1994)


  • North River Arts Society, Award of Excellence (2000)
  • Duxbury Midsummer Show, Third Place (1990)
  • Cape Cod Art Association, First Place (1989)
  • Norwell Art Association , First and Third Place (1998)
  • Duxbury Midsummer Show, Third Place and Honorable Mention (1987 & 1986)

Artist’s Statement

The beauty of nature is exciting, particularly when flowers are a part of it. What draws me to a particular subject varies; the drama of light and color are foremost. Flowers growing near the ocean or in a field are most beautiful. Images I have created on canvas give me great joy and satisfaction.

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