Art Bio

Peterson, born in Norway, is a practice-led 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. Peterson began painting in 2007, after working as a journalist in the Pilbara, WA. She won categories for painting in the Hedland Art Awards from 2007 for three consecutive years. Returning to Perth in 2010, she won the popular choice at the Joondalup Art Awards in 2012. 

In 2017, Peterson graduated from Curtin University with Graduate Diploma for Art and Design and a Masters of Applied Design and Art, where she received a commendation from the Head of School for Art and Design and won the Art Award for her Master’s degree.

In 2018, Peterson won the Celebrating Joondalup Award at the Joondalup Community Art Awards and was awarded the Overall Emerging Artist for the City of South Perth. She was the overall winner of the 2019 Joondalup Community Art Award and was selected to exhibit at the 2019 Bunbury Biennale, Minnawarra Art Award and the Perth Royal Show Art Prize for Landscape, amongst other exhibitions. Peterson graduated with BA Honours (Fine Art) from Curtin University and then completed a Fine Art Residency there.

In 2020, Peterson completed an artist residency at Fremantle Arts Centre and then worked from her studio at Goolugatup Heathcote Art Centre. Peterson was a finalist in the City of Joondalup 2020 Invitation Art Award, the inaugural Lethbridge Landscape Award and the Minnawarra Art Award.

In 2021, Peterson began writing for The Artist Chronicle Magazine, was selected for the City of Joondalup 2021 Invitation Art Award, the Minnawarra Art Award and was a Finalist in the L.A. Animation Awards. She won the 2021 City of Stirling Art Award. Peterson completed a residency at Midland Junction Art Centre and at Parkerville Children’s Home.

In 2022, Peterson was a finalist at the Minnawarra Art Award and has been selected for the Revelation Perth Film Festival. She is the 2022 Cossack Art Awards Artist in Residence.



2019 BA Honours (Fine Arts), Curtin University.

2017 Masters in Applied Design and Art (Visual Art), Curtin University.

2016 Grad Certificate in Art and Design, Curtin University.

1997 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, English Literature, UWA.


2022 Cossack Art Awards Artist in Residence, WA.

2021 Overall Winner of the City of Stirling Art Award, WA.

2020 Winner of Artsource Spring Mentorship with Sandra Murray. Perth WA.

2020 Popular Choice, John Villars Outback Art Prize, Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton, Qld.

2019 Overall Winner, Joondalup Community Art Award, WA.

2018 Overall Emerging Artist Award, City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award, WA.

2018 Celebrating Joondalup Award, Joondalup Community Art Award, WA.

2017 Art Award, Master of Applied Design and Art, Curtin University, WA.

2016 Head of School Commendation, School of Art and Design, Graduate Diploma of Design and Art, Curtin University, WA.

2016 CUPSA Post Graduate Award for Highest Results Humanities, Curtin University, WA.

2012 Popular Choice Award Joondalup Community Arts Award, WA.

2009 Encouragement Award Hedland Art Awards, WA

2008 Best Painting Hedland Art Awards, WA.

2007 Best Painting by a Pilbara Artist Hedland Art Awards, WA.





Perth, Western Australia.