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Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary
American landscape painter Stacey Peterson (born 1978 in Utah, USA).
Raised in Littleton, Colorado, Stacey grew up at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, where she developed a love for the outdoors that influences her artwork today.
While Peterson’s professional background is in the field of environmental engineering, she has always been interested in drawing and painting. She took up oil painting after graduating from college, concentrating on portraiture at first and then turning her focus to the landscape. An avid backpacker, hiker, and mountain biker, Peterson draws upon her time outdoors to provide the inspiration for her oil paintings. She often works on location, and uses her plein air studies as reference for studio works that typically depict locations in the wilderness areas of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.
Stacey is an award-winning painter, most recently honored with awards at the 2013 Oil Painters of America Western Regional, 2012 Salon International and 2012 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters national show. She has been featured in Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazine, and had her artwork published in American Artist and Western Art Collector magazine.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Stacey’s art education includes coursework at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and workshops with nationally-recognized painters Dan Young, Jay Moore, and John David Phillips. By way of formal education, Stacey holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science from the Colorado School of Mines.
Peterson is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), and Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters (RMPAP). Her work can be viewed at Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte and Telluride, CO, Saks Galleries in Denver, CO and Wild Horse Gallery in Steamboat Springs, CO. Stacey lives in the mountain town of Evergreen, Colorado with her husband Nathan, nine-year-old daughter Aspen, and six-year-old son Owen.
2013 Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence - OPA Western Regional Show
2012 Honorable Mention - Plein Air for the Park
2012 Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence - Salon International
2012 Jury's Top 50 - Salon International
2009 Best of Show - BoldBrush Art Competition
2008 Collector's Choice - Rocky Mtn Plein Air Painters National Show
2008 Jury’s Top 50 - Salon International
2007 Utrecht Award of Excellence - OPA 16th Annual National Show
2006 Savoir-Faire Award of Excellence - OPA 15th Annual National Show
2005 Best Oil Painting - Colorado Emerging Artists Exhibition
Plein Air Magazine, "Convey Ideas and Moods" (Feature Article), June/July 2015
Southwest Art Magazine, "Following the Call" (Feature Article), June 2014
Plein Air Magazine, "Painting Water," June/July 2014
Southwest Art Magazine, "Governor's Show Preview," April 2012
Western Art Collector, "Focus - Western Landscape," March 2012
Southwest Art Magazine, "Art Values," June 2010
Grand County Living Magazine, "Engineering Creativity," Summer/Winter 2009
American Artist Magazine, “Into the Heart of the Southwest,” March 2007
Southwest Art Magazine, “21 Under 31 – The Next Generation,” September 2006
2016 OPA National Show - Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX
2016 Weekend in the West - Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
2016 A Timeless Legacy - Hockaday Museum of Fine Art, Kalispell, MT
2016 RMPAP Plein Air for the Park - Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, WY
2015 Holiday Miniatures Show - Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
2015 OPA National Show - Cutter and Cutter Fine Art, St Augustine, FL
2015 American Impressionist National - Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
2015 OPA Western Regional - Wild Horse Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO
2015 Weekend in the West - Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
2015 Where in the World Is Plein Air - Illume Gallery, Salt Lake City, CO
2014 OPA National Show - Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
2014 OPA Western Regional - Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, CA
2014 Door County Plein Air - Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI
2014 Crested Butte Plein Air - Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO
2014 Salon International - Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2014 Weekend in the West - Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen,
February 22, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Stacey Peterson (Born 1978)