|Ms. Vermeer acts in the full-length feature film "The Mummy's Desire" (2013)|
which is available to watch on youtube.
Palm Springs, California, award-winning artist, vivacious Ms. Peggy Vermeer, 88, has become “Desert Art Royalty” by inspiring generations of artists (as well as those who appreciate art) through decades of dedicated teaching and exhibiting. With a Bachelors of Arts degree from UCLA, she studied at Immaculate Heart College.
Having created such diverse works as jewelry, paintings, collages, altered books, and paper-making, and receiving every major juried art honor given in the Coachella Valley, Ms. Vermeer has recently completed provocative post-modern contemporary assemblage sculpture “combines” which integrate several complex media formats -- many using techniques “ahead of their time” -- controversial works (such as "The Gay Buddha" masterpiece) which are seen on websites, on-line books and videos. Innovative, humorous, and thought-provoking, Ms. Vermeer’s work is worthy of the curiosity and appreciation it inspires.
In 2013, Ms. Vermeer added "acting" to her resume by appearing in Brother Andy's "Hammer-inspired" feature film, "The Mummy's Desire", in which she humourously played the crotchety owner/manager of a Mexican hotel in the 1940's. Tragically, The Academy failed to recognize her wonderous contributions to the art of cinema with her appearance in this film.