Lea Peterson

Georgetown, ME

Léa Peterson is an award-winning artist living in Georgetown, Maine. Her diverse body of work shows the color and texture of life in Maine--seabirds, docks and dinghies, fishermen and the stormy sea--as well as her travels elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. People who have purchased her paintings remark on their color, energy and vitality. "I can virtually smell the salt water," said one recent customer. Léa's personal journey as an artist began at age 7, when she started weekly private lessons in charcoal drawing and oil painting. She was professionally trained in Studio Art at the University of Maryland, focusing on oil painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. She continued to study art at the Harvard Extension School in Boston while leading the Communication practice for an international consulting firm. In 2007 Léa committed to a full-time career as an artist and moved to Maine, where painting is now her daily routine, either "plein air" or in her studio. In 2008 she partnered with four artists to found the Old Post Office Gallery in Georgetown, and in 2012 she partnered with another eight artists to found the Centre St. Arts Gallery in Bath. Both galleries promote and support the work of local Maine artists. Léa is also represented by the Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, Maine. A member of Oil Painters of America, she has participated in hundreds of national and local shows, most of them juried exhibits. Most recently, she was chosen as the featured artist for the Yarmouth Clam Festival in 2016 and 2017. Her work has been promoted by Maine Audubon and the Puffin Project in Rockland, Maine. Her paintings are held in many private collections in this country and abroad.

Website: http://www.leapetersonart.net