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McCreary is an accomplished abstract painter who has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. Her works are in numerous private and corporate collections, including Berkshire Capital Corporation, the Pershing Square Company and the Buckingham Hotel, whose collection she recently joined as one of the winners in the "Buckingham Prize for the Expression of Music Through Art."
McCreary spent the first half of her life involved in the classical music that would eventually find expression in her abstract paintings. She has played double bass with several orchestras, including the Cleveland Philharmonic, has played the viola da gamba with an early music performing group and continues to study classical piano privately. She has also been a music critic and a program annotator.
Peg has studied composition and color theory at the Art Students League for 12 years with abstract painter Frank O'Cain, winning a merit scholarship and prizes for her work. She has also traveled to England and Scotland in the study of landscape abstraction. McCreary belongs to Midtown West Art Associates, The West Side Arts Coalition, Metropolitan Artists and the National Collage Society.
”I bring to my painting a musician's sensibility and draw equally from both worlds in the visualization of emotional structures and processes. As a musical theme may be split into chromatic shards, so may an image be broken into multiple views. Shifts in harmonies, as with colors and shapes, express transitions of feeling. And lines and forms may convey a sense of organic growth, of a relationship evolving, a thought taking shape, a juggling of options, moments of doubt, or the assertion of resolve."