Peggy Leyva-Conley was born in Hollister, California on the Pacific Coastal region and currently resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Old Hickory Lake area a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee.
ARTIST-PAINTER & PHOTOGRAPHER: As a professional Artist-Painter she began painting at age 6 years of age and has Won many Ribbon Awards, Sold Artwork now in Private collections and received a Art Scholarship from San Benito Artist. Peggy has participated in Art Shows throughout California, Tennessee and Washington DC and enjoys specializing in mediums of Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Charcoal, Pastels, Graphite and Pencil. The Artist enjoys creating Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, Abstract, Expressionism Paintings and as a Photographer she enjoys filming outdoors while on travels.
MUSICIAN: As a Pianist she began at the age of 8 and performed for a Parish in the Congregation for many years and as a vocalist. As a Classical Pianist-Instrumentalist, Guitarist, Blues-Folk Vocalist she is on the Global market and can be found on CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, Reverbnation.com and many other Music Distributors online the web. Peggy released Classical CD's Passages of Time in 2010 and Ancient Garden of Knowledge, Canterbury Manor in 2013, along with Blues-Folk-Bluegrass-Gospel Vocals/Guitar-Piano CD's Midnight Telephone Blues, In the Face of Blues and Mountain Blues. http://www.peggyleyvaconley.com
TV-RADIO: Peggy has been on the 'Bammy Awards' with Legendary Bluesman John Lee Hooker, Actor Fabian and Musician Michael Osborne to help Promote a Musicians Museum at 'The Tubes Studio' in San Francisco, California. She has been on KKUP Radio Station out of the Bay Area, California and KAFM Radio out of Denver, Colorado for her Music CD's released.
AUTHOR: As a Professional Genealogist she has been published in Hardback Books, Periodicals, Newsletters around the United States, Europe and South American countries and in American Poetry Society in Hardback Anthologies and has won awards.
In the Music Industry she has also been a Author as a former Associate Editor/Columnist, Interviewer, Publicist for the 'Delta Snake Blues Magazine' for top leading Musicians globally. Also she has been published in 'All Access Rock Magazine', 'Nashville Jazz Magazine' and on SSRN the Social Science Research Network per 'Holistic Healing through Music and Art'. The Author has Preliminary Cookbooks and Art-Photography books to release onto the global market upcoming.
ORGANIZATION: The Artist and Writer has served from (2010-2013) as the President of the National League of American Pen Women-Nashville Branch for women (Artist, Writers and Musicians) a organization headquartered in Washington DC with 130 branches spread throughout the country.
The Artist is the founder of 'Creative Endeavors Art Designs' a Clothing Apparel and Accessories business online the web and is a Member of Monthaven Art Society, Plein Air Artist of Hendersonville, and Untitled Artist of the Nashville, Tennessee.
The Artist has been in the Aerospace and Telecommunications Industry for over 20 years in the High Tech Industry. As a Configuration Manager in the Engineering and Computer Science field she is Certified from Phoenix Arizona State University and Oracle-Sun Microsystems Technical school.