Anne Peterson

Artist Statement

"Great art picks up where nature ends." Marc Chagall

My most recognized tree painting is the Boise Airport Mural, Along The Rivers Edge. I love branch patterns, light working its way through the branches creating intriguing  negative space.

My recent body of work has been informed by a favorite book, The hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. He concludes trees are social beings capable of communicating. I am emotionally moved when I commune with trees or create art honoring them.

  • Painting
Artist Bio

Anne Peterson was born in 1950 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Following  graduation she was awarded a scholarship to a summer illustration workshop by master illustrator John Anderson at Utah State University. In 1968  she relocated to Boise to further her art education. As she raised her family she took art classes for years and eventually received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a secondary teaching degree from Boise State University in 1992. Anne taught art in the Boise School District for thirteen years. She received her Masters of Fine Art degree with a painting emphasis from BSU in 2000, completing a major life goal. She and one other artist were the first two to complete the newly created MFA program.

She has a long history exhibiting in galleries around the Northwest. Her work is in collections internationally. She is currently exhibiting at Capitol Contemporary Gallery in Boise, Peterson’s Gallery in Baker City Oregon and Dragonfire Gallery in Cannon Beach Oregon.

Birds and Bare Branches
Along The Rivers Edge