Corel Painter Master - Peggy Gyulai

Name: Peggy Gyulai
Occupation/Profession: Artist and Educator; Owner, Peggy Gyulai Studio
Location: San Francisco, CA


San Francisco painter Peggy Gyulai creates oil and mixed media paintings, interpreting the lyrical qualities of classical music and jazz. She is Painter-in-Residence with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra through 2013, and exhibits in galleries in San Francisco and Philadelphia.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Biological Anthropology, she studied painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Her paintings are in more than 70 collections in the US and Europe.

She has created critically acclaimed series for The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Music Institute of Chicago, and was artist-in-residence at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art Futures program.

Says Peggy Gyulai

"Music is the primary source for the ideas in my paintings. When I listen to music—which exists not only as air and sound, but as motion and emotion—I try to hear its essence: its particular beauty, its unique character and its architecture. That's what I try to put into paint on canvas."

"Corel Painter has allowed me to extend the traditional spectrum of my art tools to the digital realm. Suddenly, I'm able to move seamlessly from watercolor to oils, to chalks and to pretty much anything I can imagine, and turn into a brush or a pattern. I love to be able to paint with Paper Textures and use them like paint and ink on canvas. My 'Flamenco' Duende series of paintings are a unique mixture of collage layers, poetry and painting. I'm looking forward to more experiments at the boundaries of traditional and digital media."