Peggy Gyulai creates her paintings while listening to music, and draws inspiration for the overall composition within the work from the rhythm, feeling, and sound of the music. She says, “I listen carefully to the music I work with to understand what I can of its essence, to feel its particular beauty, character and architecture- and to try to put that into paint on canvas.”
Gyulai has collaborated with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Music Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Chamber Symphony and has been shown in more than 70 collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her work has been featured by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Style Magazine, City Paper and WRTI’s Tempo Magazine and on WRTI broadcasts.
Peggy Gyulai graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Biological Anthropology and then turned to painting, drawing and sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She is currently a Painter-in-Residence at the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and her most recent solo exhibition, Water Music, at the Axis Gallery in San Francisco, featured piano-inspired impressionist paintings.