Peggy is the best-selling author of The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide, Botanical Line Drawing and Peggy Dean’s Guide to Nature Drawing & Watercolor. She is a nationally recognized freelance artist, with worldwide publications as a platform artist. Peggy is a self-taught artist born into creativity through a struggle with mental health. She promotes embracing imperfections and living out loud. She has a soft spot for ensuring that anyone with a passion feels empowered to be able to create. In addition to mental health, Peggy also is extremely passionate about giving back. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon and travels the world for speaking engagements and hands-on workshops.