Island artist Peg Thayer opens an exhibition of her recent paintings at the Chilmark Library on Saturday, March 1, with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m.

The show continues during library hours through March 27.

Peggy Thayer has been a practicing painter for more than 30 years, working in a variety of media including acrylics, watercolors, pastels and oils. Her recent landscapes portray her intuitive relationship with nature.

She has been a year-round Vineyard resident for 13 years. Her education includes undergraduate studies in fine arts at Goddard College in Vermont, the Worcester Art Museum School in Massachusetts as well as the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

She has completed graduate work in East-West Psychology and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, Calif., and the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where she completed her doctoral dissertation on The Experience of Being Creative as a Spiritual Practice.

Her work has been shown in Burlington, Vt., San Francisco, Calif., as well as most recently on the Vineyard at Featherstone and Dragonfly galleries and the Artisans Fair.