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Margery Peterson

Margery Peterson

I paint wild places to preserve them in my mind. Wild places feed that wild, creative place inside, urging us to take a risk, do good things. My paintings bring nature indoors where we can bask in it, reflect on it and be inspired to protect it..

I freelanced as a journalist/creative writer for many years.  But when it came to expressing how I felt about the environment, words weren’t enough. As I recaptured my earlier love of painting, childhood memories came flooding back.  Wandering the wooded shores of Lake Minnetonka, I absorbed nature as if through a kaleidoscope of changing light, moisture, angles and seasons.  My paintings reflect this fusion of abstract and reality.


Margery Peterson
St. Paul
(612) 414-5457