Kathleen Peterson

“Daily activities teach us to think: sorting facts, processing information, solving problems, and always gaining knowledge. But good art stimulates another dimension, a spiritual one. Good art teaches us to feel.”

It is this philosophy that involves Kathy Peterson in painting and drawing, and is evidenced in her sensitive portraits and landscapes. Originally from Provo she and her husband and four children now live in Ephraim, where rural Utah has become the subject of most of her work over the last 15 years.

Kathy works primarily in watercolor and pastel, as well as pen and ink, batik, and oils. She has taught art classes in the South Sanpete School District, the Central Utah Art Center, and stained glass art at Snow College. She has lived in Guam, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Malaysia. She was the instrumental force behind the organization and development of the Central Utah Art Center and continues to serve as director.

Her work has appeared in galleries throughout Utah including the Kimball Art Center, the Repartee Galleries, Frameworks, Brushworks Gallery, Phillips Gallery, Gallery 56, the Driftwood Art Gallery, the Springville Art Museum, the Central Utah Art Center, and various private exhibits in Salt Lake City. In Hawaii her paintings are displayed in The Gallery of Great Things, and Upcountry Connection Gallery in Kamuela.

Illustrations include With Singleness of Heart, The Stones of the Temple, and Helen Bateman’s Roots and Wings and illustrations for The Ensign, and Dialogue. She is currently working on illustrations for other publications.