The Works of
Peyton Higgison


The Works of
Peyton Higgison

Welcome to my Web Site. This site is dedicated to showing some of my paintings and drawings. My new works continue to be about wild women, dogs, cats and a contemplative place on the far side of the world. The Wild Women series continues to explore the whimsical world of the the wild woman inside along with contented and curious dogs and cats. My Far Side of the World series however is meant to convey a more thoughtful, serene atmosphere with vast sky's and lonely trees and houses.

Technically my works are more drawing than painting being primarily created using oil pastels. I finish the works with a thin layer of oil paint using my own developed technique. Not only does this bring out many of the hidden colors and textures but it also helps to protect the works as oil pastels are fairly delicate. All the finished works are also varnished using a very fine UV protection spray varnish. The result is a stable hard surface. (However the works are still oil and as they do not have a glass covering should still be handled carefully.)


All prices are for framed paintings. For unframed price please contact me. All of my work is available through Paypal, Visa and American Express. Order info and add to cart button are at the bottom of some of the pages. Otherwise I can be contacted via e-mail or phone.

Prints (reproductions) of present work can be found if you scan down the page under most paintings. Additional prints can also be found on my reproductions page

All paintings and prints can be shipped. I hope you enjoy the work. I don't do Facebook, tweet or blog but please feel free to contact me with any questions.

2021 is the last year I shall be creating my 'Wild Women" paintings. I've had a ton of fun exploring all the crazy ways to present the messages but I really feel I've gone about as far as I can go. So I will keep showing them as long as I have them but once they are gone...they are really gone.

I'm also seriously considering retiring from showing at the outdoor art shows. I started 45 years ago while still in art school (the1976 Preakness show and won a ribbon) and have been going strong ever since. And, believe it or not, I did outdoor art shows with my Mother for ten years before that so I have been doing the shows since I was around 10 years old. I think it's time for a break. I will of course keep working and plan on exploring the landscapes further. I will also most likely continue showing at my home show in Brunswick. But do please continue to check this web site as I will be posting new work and any new information about shows.


2022 Show Schedule



Since 1976, Peyton has earned over 100 awards in private, regional and state competitions.
Some awards include:

Best in Show
  • Boston Mills, OH (2013 Award of Excellence)
    Allentown Art Exhibit, Buffalo, NY (1989, 87)
  • Roslyn Art Show, Roslyn, NY (1979)
  • Old Saybrook, CT (1983)
  • Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME (1981)
First Place
  • Brunswick Art Show, Brunswick, ME (2011)
  • Glastonbury, 1999
  • Sono, 1999
  • Armonk Festival Of the Arts, Armonk, NY (1982)
  • Allentown Art Exhibit, Buffalo, NY (1986, 92)
  • Gallery North Gallery, N. Setauket, NY (1984)
  • Hinsdale Art Show, Hinsdale , IL (1995)
  • Mystic Art Show, Mystic, CT (1996, 93, 89, 86, 85, 84)
  • Narragansett Exhibit, Narragansett, RI (1991,83,80)
  • Ogunquit, ME (1993,92,91)
  • Ocean City, NJ (1984,83)
  • Stone Harbor Show, NJ (1984)
  • Westhampton Beach, Westhampton Beach, NY (1993,92,91,90)
  • SONO, (1996)
Second Place
  • Allentown, 1999
  • Armonk Festival Of the Arts, Armonk, NY (1990,86,84,83)
  • Allentown Art Exhibit, Buffalo, NY (1994,90,86,85,80,97)
  • Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT (1985)
  • Gallery North Gallery, N. Setauket, NY (1985)
  • Glastonbury Art Show, Glastonbury, CT (1987,84,97)
  • Mystic Art Show, Mystic, CT (1987)
  • Narragansett Exhibit, Narragansett, RI (1981)
  • Stone Harbor, Show NJ (1983)
  • Westhampton Beach Exhibit, Westhampton Beach, NY (1994)
Third Place
  • Armonk, 1999
  • Allentown Art Exhibit, Buffalo, NY (2012, 1995,83)
  • Glastonbury Art Show, Glastonbury, CT (1983)
  • Mystic Art Show, Mystic, CT (1994)
  • Armonk, NY (97)
Other Awards
  • Atlanta Festival Of The Arts, Atlanta, GA Award Of Merit (1991)
  • Gallery North Gallery, N. Setauket, NY Popular Prize (1982), Jurors Award (1990)
  • Maine College Of Art Alumni Show, Portland, ME Jurors Award (1984)
  • Mystic Art Show, Mystic, CT Roland Duften Award (1991)
  • Naperville Art Show, Naperville, IL Purchase Award (1993)
  • Ocean City, NJ Ocean City Kiwanis Club Award (1986)
  • Portland Outdoor Art Show, Portland, ME Purchase Award (1995, 93,92,91,90)
  • Silvermine, New Canaan, CT North American Corporation Award (1983)
  • Virginia Beach, VA Award Of Excellence (1980)
  • Virginia Beach, VA Second Place (1983,80)
  • Washington Square Art Show, NY, NY Members Award (1989)
  • Washington Sq. Janet Sumner Award (1988,87) Ballin Award (1985)
  • Washington Sq. B. Anne Nevill Award (1985)

Collectors Include:

  • Art Gallery of Southern Connecticut State College
  • BKR Housing Association, Melville, NY
  • Coffee By Design, Portland, ME
  • City Bank, Portland, ME
  • City Place, Hartford, CT
  • E&W Development, Hialeah, FL
  • Enviroser V, Inc, Pawtucket, RI
  • Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
  • First National Bank, Portland, ME
  • General Electric Glendinning Associates, Westport, CT
  • Hashimoto/Platz Design, Japan
  • HI-Sence Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan
  • IBM
  • Java Joes, Portland, ME
  • Kashiyama Inc., Japan
  • Liberty Group, Portland, ME
  • Maine Savings Bank, Portland, ME
  • MCI
  • Orbis Publishing Limited, London, Eng.
  • Peoples Heritage Bank, Portland, ME
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
  • PSMP Inc., Biddeford, ME
  • SCR Design Organization, NYC, NY
  • Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation, Warwick, RI
  • Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT Systematics Ink., Lewiston, ME
  • Tangible Investments of America Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  • The Ekman Corporation, Warwick, RI
  • Time-Life, NYC
  • UNUM, Portland, ME