Annette Peterson

Visual Artist

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Signs of A Toxic Relationship: Ignoring the Red Flags. 20204. 20 x 26 cm. Handcrafted Cotton on canvas. Finalist in the 2024 Rockingham Art Prize 

Our relationship with cars and civil transportation is toxic. We cannot environmentally sustain driving petroleum cars, but equally, lithium batteries have not provided a sufficient alternative. But we live in a car-centric society. The dashboard of the vehicle, created through a “cross” stitch, represents my emotions regarding the hyper-dependence on driving. Inevitably, we are about to crash.

Latest Artwork 

The immensity of it all,  2023. Diptypch Oil on canvas. Unfinished.

This landscape depicts a view from a friend’s property in Hovea, which is in the Perth Hills. The sunlight through the trees looked like the flames of fire because there was an actual fire nearby. The illusion made me think of the duplicity of how vulnerable and how brave people in the area are. This moment has generated a deeper appreciation for nature and those living in this authentic natural Western Australian environment.

There are always two sides, and both are painful, 2023. Oil on canvas, 43 x 53 cm 

This is a painting of my friend Sue Green, currently experiencing Bone cancer and Myeloma, a type of blood cancer. She lives in pain every day, and I wanted to capture her courageous journey. She tries hard to put on a brave face. I love how this lady, who is 74 years old, still dresses like a boss!!

Exhibited at Echoes of a Daze Exhibition, 2023,  Brunswick St Gallery VIC

Artwork Inspired by the Donnelly River Verandah Artist Residency 

Still Falls The Rain, 2023, 75 x 100 cm.  Inspired by my time at the 2023 Donnelly Verandah Artist Residency.


Annette Peterson, 2023. Noctumbule. Oil on Board, 25 x 20 cm.  Inspired by my time at the 2023 Donnelly Verandah Artist Residency.

Annette Peterson, 2023, Into the Night. Oil on Canvas, 40 x 50 cm. Inspired by my time at Donnelly Verandah Art Residency.

Artist Bio

Annette Peterson was born in Stavanger, Norway. She is an oil painter who has both studio and plein air approaches to her practice. She utilises photography and painting techniques to facilitate both realistic and impressionistic style landscape paintings.


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Perth, Western Australia.