"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."
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 a 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.