Watercolor Artist

Peggy Macnamara

Sometimes words just aren’t enough when you’re trying to convince a government to protect 2 million acres of natural terrain from the temptations of economic profit. That’s where) comes in. The artist, who has been the artist-in-residence at the Field Museum of Natural History, in Chicago, for years, works with the Museum’s Action Center. She was recruited by Debby Moskovits, one of the founders of the museum’s conservation arm. Macnamara’s painting of an arapaima fish helped in the fight to create Yaguas National Park, in Peru.

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