Artist Statement: Maggi Peachey aka Maggi Peach is a self-taught artist born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her focus in art is depicting personal narratives, memories, and observations to create a lasting legacy and to connect emotionally with viewers. She uses painting, block printing, and 3D figures/assemblage to express these ideas.
Maggi utilizes her Master’s in Business Administration to treat and manage her art career as a small independent business (Peachey Creative Works LLC). When she is not making plans or creating art she is chillin with her best bud Frankie.
She has sold works at multiple anime and comic conventions (artist alley floor shows). Her work has also been on display at local office and coffee establishments for those who are hard at work to enjoy.
2022: Accepted into the 12 week Fall 2022 Enso Circle Virtual Residency.
2020-2022: Served on the board of Spare Parts (2020-2021) and as committee chair for their Center for Creative Reuse whose mission is to promote sustainability through creativity and the arts. Maggi planned helped establish the Center for Creative Reuse and implemented multiple successful fundraising campaigns during her time with Spare Parts.
2019-2020: Taught beginners basic painting techniques in paint-and-sip classes at Painting with a Twist.
2006-2018: First job at Walgreens as a cashier working her way through cosmetics, to pharmacy technician, to district inventory manager, to their home health office manager before changing companies to be a certified compliance officer. This is not what Maggi envisioned the rest of her career to be, so she took a risk and created Peachey Creative Works LLC and has dedicated her life to art since then.
2006: In 2006 Maggi was awarded a $500 San Antonio College scholarship for a wining a poster design contest for the San Antonio College Women’s Center (now Empowerment Center). Maggi was able to present this poster to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem during a speaking event at the college.