Artist Amy R. Peterson

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Amy R. Peterson is a full time, professional artist residing near her native Birmingham, AL.  She instructs weekly art classes at Forstall Art Center in Birmingham, regional workshops, and online Zoom Workshop series.  She is known for her Birmingham city scenes and historic interiors; plein air and still life work; and private commissions including pet portraits and wedding bouquets.

Amy graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2005. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America; the American Impressionist Society; the Alabama Plein Air Artists; the Mountain Brook Art Association; and the Cahawba Art Association. 

"As an outdoor enthusiast and conservationist, I value plein air painting as an opportunity to document a place in time, on canvas, immersed in the weather, the season, and the uniqueness of each location. I rely greatly on my plein air experience to infuse my studio paintings with light, life, and confident brush work. While I often paint from my own photographic references, painting from life remains my greatest teacher, and it’s at the heart of my approach to teaching."
Exhibitions / Awards / Community:
2022 One Woman Show, Gadsden Museum of Art
2022 One Woman Show, Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, Huntsville
2021 April 16 - May 21 Tennessee Valley Museum of Art Plein Air Exhibition (& May 1 Workshop)
2021 May - June "Peony Project" in conjunction with UAB's CAPP Program
2020 Oil Painters of America  29th annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils 
2020 Montgomery Art Guild 54th annual Region's Bank Juried Exhibition
2019 Best in Show (Oil) at the 61st Gadsden Art Association Juried Exhibition
2019 American Impressionist Society 3rd Annual Small Works Showcase 
2019 One Woman Show "Town and Country" Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham , AL
2019 One Woman Show, Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL
2019 Co-Chair Art Fundraiser, Community Grief Support, Birmingham
2018 "Alabama Then and Now" touring Alabama Bicentennial Exhibition, Co-Chair
2018 "Alabama Then and Now" Interview
2018 Trussville Tribune local [...]

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