Artwork of the Week: January 13, 2019
Ella Peacock (1905-1999), South of Manti, c.1981-1982, oil on canvas, 15 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1987.
Ella Peacock’s snow scene encapsulates the crisp air and quietude of a midwinter afternoon. A native of Pennsylvania, Ella Peacock relocated to Spring City, Utah, in 1970 because, as she said, “[…] the first time I saw this area I knew I could paint the rest of my days here.” Ella loved the immediacy of painting out of doors but often created her works in her car, as she could paint in any weather without interruption from curious passersby.