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PEG BACHENHEIMER’s paintings start from an idea, a feeling, a color, a song, an experience in nature — anything that touches her heart. She is inspired by her early years in the Pacific Northwest, her life in North Carolina with its beaches and mountains, by hiking, gardening, yoga, people and reading

Bachenheimer grew up in Seattle and Cleveland, the daughter of an art museum director in a family of 6. Her education includes a degree in English from Smith College, and a Masters in Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education. She taught young children in public schools for almost 40 years. Bachenheimer has been painting since 1998, when she began classes at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro and Penland School of Craft in the NC mountains. Now, she paints full time in her home studio in Carrboro, NC. She has 4 grown children and step-children with her husband Steve, and a growing number of grandchildren.