Art Bio

Annette Peterson is an oil painter who has both studio and plein air approaches to her practice.

Annette Peterson was born in Stavanger, Norway is an oil painter who is a practice-led artist 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, who grew up in Perth, is most influenced by changes in light and atmosphere on everyday suburban street scenes. Peterson finds art vital because it can communicate those day to day moments often overlooked but significant.

Peterson began painting in 2007, after working as a journalist in the Pilbara. She won categories for painting in the Hedland Art Awards from 2007 for three consecutive years. She returned to Perth in 2010 and won the popular choice at the Joondalup Art Awards in 2012.

In 2016, she received a commendation from the Head of School for Art and Design while studying a Graduate Diploma for Art and Design at Curtin University. Peterson proceeded to graduate with a Masters of Applied Design and Art, 2017, where she won the Art Award from her artwork.

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.

In 2019, Peterson has completed Honours in Fine Arts at Curtin University. Additionally, Peterson was selected to exhibit at the 2019 Bunbury Biennale, the Minnawarra Art Award and the Rockingham Art Award. She has most recently won the Joondalup Art Award for most outstanding Artwork for 2019. Currently, she is an artist in residence at Curtin University.



2019 BA Honours (Fine Arts). Curtin University.

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

2016 Grad Certificate in Art and Design, With High Distinction. Curtin University.

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


2019 Overall Winner, Joondalup Community Art Award.

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

2018 Celebrating Joondalup Award, Joondalup Community Art Award.

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

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

2012 Popular Choice Award Joondalup Community Arts Award

2009 Encouragement Award Hedland Art Awards

2008 Best Painting Hedland Art Awards

2007 Best Painting by a Pilbara Artist Hedland Art Awards







Padbury, Western Australia.