Artist Statement: The natural world surrounding my New Hampshire home inspires my designs. The daily craft of printing by hand imparts a sense of timelessness and meditation that, I hope, is reflected in my art.
I love the technical details of hand printmaking: selecting the technique best suited for my imagined image, preparing the plates, choosing the inks and papers, and finally pulling the print. Retired from a 40-year career in science, my studio now serves as my laboratory for exploring and developing new techniques to express my imagination through artworks on paper.
Biography: Margaret (Peggy) Merritt is a printmaker. Educated as a chemist, she worked in industry and academia for more than 40 years. She retired from Wellesley College in 2002 to pursue full-time studio work at her home studio in Sandwich. She obtained formal education in the arts at the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Museum of Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Plymouth State (NH) University, and through many workshops. She is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and Zea Mays Printmaking (Massachusetts).