About the Author
Peggy Sue McRae

Local artist Peggy Sue McRae has lived on San Juan Island most of her life. She is a painter who has worked in a variety of mediums including, oil and watercolor painting, stone carving, printmaking and collage. In 1999 she earned her master’s degree in Fine Arts from Washington State University. She was awarded a residency with the Morris Graves Foundation in 2004 and was accepted into Women Painters of Washington in 2007. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest and in China. She is the author of the art blog Blackfish Art.

Recent Posts by Peggy Sue

Island Senior: Remembering Marjorie Walker

May 18, 2018 at 5:48 am

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the SJ Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… A new pub­lic art project is com­ing to Fri­day Har­bor in June. Keep a look out for a new instal­la­tion in the Sun­shine Alley Breeze­way, the nar­row alley next to the Palace The­atre, hon­or­ing island artist Mar­jorie Walk­er. I remem­ber Mar­jorie  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Honors Volunteers

May 1, 2018 at 5:50 am

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Whether they are serv­ing up a hot lunch, deliv­er­ing meals on wheels, or set­ting up for a pan­cake break­fast, vol­un­teers are the life’s blood of our senior cen­ter.  This April in appre­ci­a­tion for all of those who vol­un­teer, the Mullis  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Catching Up With Callie McKay

April 16, 2018 at 5:51 am

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update, writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… On our last “Field Trip Fri­day” excur­sion to the main­land, (see San Juan Update 3/31/2018), I caught up with Cal­lie McK­ay. She’s a busy woman and not an easy one to catch up with but the fer­ry ride to Ana­cortes gave  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Field Trip Friday

March 31, 2018 at 9:32 am

Island senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… At the Mullis Cen­ter the third Fri­day of the month is Field Trip Fri­day with Cal­lie McK­ay. I joined the fun this month for an off-island day trip to the Skag­it Coun­ty Senior Cen­ter in Burling­ton fol­lowed by a vis­it  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Thirties Themed Lunch to Raise Money For Meals on Wheels and More

March 16, 2018 at 5:48 am

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the SJ Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… On Wednes­day, March 21 the Mullis Cen­ter invites you to join the fun and help raise mon­ey for our senior nutri­tion pro­gram includ­ing the pop­u­lar hot lunch­es on Mon­days and Thurs­days and home deliv­ered meals known as “meals on wheels”. Begin­ning  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Class Offered on Chronic Disease Self-Management

February 28, 2018 at 5:49 am

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Islanders will have a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty start­ing March 20; to take a six-week course at the Mullis Cen­ter designed to help peo­ple self-man­age liv­ing with chron­ic dis­ease. The course, sup­port­ed here by the North­west Region­al Coun­cil and San Juan Coun­ty, was  Con­tin­ue Reading

Classic Film Series: Love and Laughter

February 20, 2018 at 5:50 am

Clas­sic Film Series: Love and Laugh­ter, Feb­ru­ary 23–25. All show­ing at 7 pm. You’ll love–and laugh–through these three come­dies by Bil­ly Wilder and Charles Brack­et, “the hap­pi­est cou­ple in Hol­ly­wood”.  Served with a lov­ing smile by our very own com­ic diva, Therese!  Refresh­ments are cour­tesy of the Friends of the Library.  “It’s kind of a look  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pet of the Week

February 19, 2018 at 5:30 am

I’ve had my bath and I’m ready to be adopt­ed. Can I go play in the mud again now? My name is Ricky. I’m here at the ani­mal shel­ter now, wait­ing for you. Make no mis­take about it – if you are my new per­son, I WILL find you and I WILL lick you. And yes,  Con­tin­ue Reading