Artist Scott Peterson

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Growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, Scott ​was heavily influenced by exceptional local artists.  Throughout his life, his mother would buy, sell and trade paintings of the ​local ​plein air painters that would hang in ​their home, constantly giving long lasting impressions.  He began studying oil painting under the direction of LDS temple painter, Linda Curley, while in high school and gravitated towards an impressionistic style. Scott developed a passion for landscapes and oil paints, leading him to apprentice with master artist Richard Murray for ​several years.  Scott later studied with the master colorist Anne Marie Oborn, and his style was further influenced by family friends Kathryn Stats, Bonnie Posselli, Melodie Williams and Ken Baxter as well as other great masters like Leconte Stewart, Edgar Payne and Al Rounds. Scott went on to live in the former Soviet territory of the Baltic states while serving an LDS church mission.  During his two years there, he sought paintings of the Russian impressionists as well as inspiration from the local landscape, being so close to his heritage in Sweden, Poland and Lithuania. Scott has a love of the Southern Utah red rock vistas where he lived and worked for many years. This influence is reflected in some of his iconic panoramic scenes. He can now be found painting in the warmer climate of Southern California where light and beauty are plentiful.

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