Artist bio

Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg is a painter, public artist, and community arts educator. Born in New York City, Batia relocated to South Florida in 2015 after living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel for over 18 years. Lowenberg studied at Cornell University, SUNY at Purchase College (B.A.) and the School of Visual Arts, among others. She has exhibited her artwork and designed public art installations here and abroad. She has been invited to serve as an art juror for several arts panels. Ms. Lowenberg was the 2016 recipient of the Dina Baker Fund, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County ($10,000 Grant). She was also a finalist for the Heritage Public Art Project for the City of Delray Beach in 2016. She was selected for both the 2017 and 2018 SIP Public Art Installations by the City of West Palm Beach. For their 2018 project, she incorporated paintings by clients and students of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center which was featured in the Boca/Delray Newspaper (July 2018). In February 2019, Lowenberg participated in the inaugural Off the Wall Live Murals through the Arts Council of Martin County. As a teaching artist, she has also completed a large variety of art projects with the young members of the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County. She has recently worked with Broward County’s Office of Public Communications, Broward Cultural Division, and the Broadview Park community to create two Li’l Libraries to be installed at Sunview Park in the near future. Ms. Lowenberg’s solo art exhibitions include the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Florida (2017); Daggerwing Nature Center Art Gallery (2017, 2020), Boca Raton, Florida, and Art Trax Gallery at F.A.T. Village in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2017). Lowenberg has been an Affiliate Artist-in-Residence and has participated in live art events at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach at their monthly ArtWalks. She was one of four artists selected to compete in their 1st Annual Art Throwdown. She was recently chosen as a finalist for two large-scale paintings, 8’ x 12’, for Boynton Beach’s new Town Square City Hall/Library Project through their Art in Public Places Department. Batia’s solo exhibition/art installation was recently on view in January 2020 at the Daggerwing Art Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida. Group shows for 2020 include North Regional Broward College Library and Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, both in South Florida. Her artwork is in public and private collections in the US, Israel, Europe, and Asia. Several of her projects and painting series can be seen at and She is also available for private commissions.


Overcomer Song



Artist Statement

Climbing Together Towards a Transcendent Resilience

Overcomer Song is one of my most powerful paintings and was featured twice in two exhibitions in the last year. It is part of my ClimbingTogether Series which includes over 20 paintings. Never does one ladder appear in isolation, several outgrowths spring up and out together in different degrees of interaction--sharing the same “air” and space, the same struggles, and celebrating victory against resistance and opposition.

Overcomer Song is bold, in your face, urban, tough, yet lyrical, expressive, with a delicate humanity to it. All reaching, stretching, piercing through to a place of clear skies and hope.
My artistic life and spiritual life are braided, DNA-like, together. Making art unites me both with my best self and with the Holy Spirit and His creative force outside of and greater than me. It is an inner and outer experience. An evolving process in real time and a manifested material object hoping to shine in a dark world. My artistic practice is about: Art as witness. Art as worship. Art as play. Art as message. Art as completion of self. Art as connection with others. Art as work, labor. Art as barometer/zeitgeist. Art where truth and beauty sing as one. Ultimately, my art is an act of radical hope.

As an artist-activator, my unction is to release energized images which visually turn up the heat where surface skins, shards of story, and ineffable glory collide.

My practice is both rigorous and free at the busy intersection of formalist topographical concerns and associative narrative. Spiritual presence, cultural forecasting, dimensional exploration, the painted and the drawn all in come together in a raucous celebration of color and life in all of their splendor.

How it fits into contest

"Overcomer Song" Painting and Ephesisans 6:10-20 and 1 John 5:4-5

My take on the spiritual battle that we are in daily, is that I like to emphasize the positive side of it. I put my armor on; I plead His precious blood over my home, my family, my driving; and I cast down all vain imaginations, take every thought captive, and declare no fear but power, love, and a sound mind....especially these days! I need to declare His Word more and more and to keep renewing my mind in order to keep pressing in and on.

The ClimbingTogether Series and the Overcomer Song painting are about doing all of this together and bringing others with us--higher, further, and out of the pit of darkness into His victorious light where all death, all defeat, and all sin are conquered.

We are the head and not the tail and I want to bring my mother, my family, and unsaved friends into the kingdom and into heaven with me.

My artwork stands as an emblem, an anthem of keepin', keepin' on!!!

Psalm 91 is truly our theme song during these difficult times and appreciative that you listed verses from it for this theme, as well. I have been reciting it and studying it out in Hebrew.

1 John 5:4-5
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

We. Are. More. Than. Conquerors!


Peggie "Batia" Lowenberg, Painter, Public Artist, and Community Educator

How to Purchase this Artwork

Overcomer Song is an original painting. The medium used is acrylic with ink on canvas.

For purchase of this original or prints, please contact Batia Lowenberg at or through my website at The painting is priced at $3500. It is 36" x 48". Smaller prints in a variety formats and price points are available upon request.

Overcomer Song has a very strong presence and can be installed as a symbol of hope, victory, and encouragement to keep persevering! It would look great in a congregational setting, youth group environment, or in a commercial or residential context.

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

I do community events and public art projects. i have experience with private and public commissions creating environments and painting on surfaces such as picnic tables, playhouses, little libraries installed in park settings with the community. I also coach other artists and teach children and adults. Let me know how I can help!

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