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“The reason that I paint landscape is because I really love being outdoors. It’s just the thing that makes me feel whole. My goal as a landscape painter is to bring a little bit of that feeling of being outdoors into a painting.”

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Biography

Stacey Peterson

Stacey Peterson was born in 1978 and raised in Littleton, Colorado. Growing up at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Stacey 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 the Lucile Van Slyck Best of Show award at the 2017 A Timeless Legacy Show, held at the Hockaday Museum of Art. 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 B.Sc. 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, Wild Horse Gallery in Steamboat Springs, CO, Terakedis Fine Art in Billings, MT, and Frame of Reference Fine Art in Whitefish, MT. Stacey lives in the mountain town of Evergreen, Colorado with her husband Nathan, eleven-year-old daughter Aspen, and eight-year-old son Owen.

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Exhibitions

June 24, 2022

Stacey Peterson: Solo Exhibition

July 1, 2022 - July 30, 2022—We are proud to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Stacey Peterson. With her iconic warm light and balanced, cool shadows, Peterson captures the majestic essence of Teton valley.
April 1, 2022

Given by Nature

May 16 – June 24, 2022—Now in its 3rd annual year, this floral show is an opportunity to reflect on the simple joys given by nature.

News & Press

September 14, 2018

A CONVERSATION WITH
STACEY PETERSON

Avid outdoorswoman Stacey Peterson discusses how she's gone from plein air to the studio without losing the energy of a landscape and what "Stacey Peterson light" really means.