Peg Finlay Averyt took courses in starting a business and painting through the Penland School of Arts and Crafts in NC. She said her taste for art was sparked by two professors who taught music and art appreciation classes at the University of South Carolina. Averyt’s collection is organic, with items forged in materials like wood, stone and elements picked from nature.
Averyt recently published her first children’s book, “Willowbel’s Wagon.” Averyt illustrated the book by painting scenes using watercolor on batiste fabric. She also offers a myriad of beautiful cards with original handpainted watercolors illustrating scenes from her travels and whimsical fruit, vegetable and tabletop scenes. A few are seen below..