Stacey Peterson was born in 1978 and raised in Littleton, Colorado. Growing up at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Stacey developed a love for the outdoors that influences her artwork today. An avid backpacker, hiker, and triathlete, Peterson draws upon her time outdoors to provide the inspiration for her oil paintings. She often works on location, and uses her plein air studies as reference for studio works that typically depict locations in the wilderness areas of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.
Stacey has been honored with Jury’s Top Fifty at the 2008 Salon International show and awards of excellence at the Oil Painters of America’s 15th and 16th national exhibitions. She was featured as one of Southwest Art Magazine’s ’21 Under 31′ in 2006, and has also had her work published in American Artist Magazine.
Peterson is a member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), and the Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC). She lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband Nathan, daughter Aspen and son Owen.