Art Bio

Born in Norway, Peterson is a practice-led oil painter with studio and plein-air approaches to her practice. She utilises photography and painting techniques to facilitate realistic and impressionistic landscape painting and is most influenced by changes in light and atmosphere on everyday suburban street scenes. Her fascination with the suburban driving experience has been aided by the accessibility of smartphones at hand to record the moving image in a car. Peterson aims to capture fleeting and affectual moments, impossible to capture or recall once the destination has been reached. Most recently, Peterson has explored ways of remediating digital and analogue formats and how they are perceived.

In 2019, Peterson graduated from Curtin University with Honours, Grad Certificate, and Masters’s in Visual Art. She won the art Prize for her Master’s Degree and the Head of the School’s recommendation for her Grad Certificate. Since then, she has won numerous awards, participated in many art residencies in Western Australia and the UK, and has had her work across Australia.



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.


2023 Donnelly River Verandah Artist Residency

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.