Peggy Fox uses her photographic images to create a range of artworks, including unique hand-painted gelatin silver prints and mixed media on aluminum panels, and archival Giclee prints. Fox was featured in a one-person show at the Baltimore Museum of Art. She created “Lost in the Cosmos,” a 10-by-200-foot mural, executed in porcelain enamel on steel. It was commissioned by the Maryland Transit Authority for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Metro.
Fox collaborated with folklorist Alison Kahn on the 2009 publication of “Patapsco: Life Along Maryland's Historic River Valley" a documentary portrait of the region revealed through photographs, first-person narratives, and essays. It is published by the Center For American Places at Columbia College, Chicago. She has received two Maryland Arts Council grants and her work is included in public and private collections nationally.
Fox trained as a painter at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She relocated to Baltimore and served as director of the art department at St. Paul’s School, and embarked on a career as an independent photographer. She has balanced her work between her fine art and assignment photography. The assignment work has given her access to many different worlds and to a variety of applications; these include publications, portraiture, and documentary projects.
Her fine art, the imagery deriving from poetry and myth, merges narrative and abstraction into a contemporary vision. Her work is included in public and private commissions, as well as many gallery exhibitions.