Kathleen Peterson was born in Provo, Utah and studied art and dance at Brigham Young University. Kathleen has been creating artwork from a very young age and is currently mostly known for her religious paintings within the Latter Day Saint artist community. Her Mormon pioneer heritage combined with her life-long international travels have influenced and inspired her unique and narrative style.
As an early artist, Kathleen enjoyed working mostly with watercolors, but has recently been focusing on painting with oils. In addition to painting, she welcomes any opportunity to create beauty with her hands and loves making batiks, stained-glass murals, intaglio prints and building clay figures. Her subjects include vast rural landscapes of Utah, majestic sandstone national parks, historic pioneer homes, quaint towns, farm animals and women. As a mother, grandmother, sister and daughter, Kathleen's spiritual connection to the beauty and complexities of the day-to-day life of women is portrayed in an exquisite and elegant form.
Kathleen's art has been featured in several galleries in Utah, California and Hawaii, and also in the Ensign Magazine. She has illustrated dozens of books including The Lesson, by Carol Lynn Pearson, A World of Faith, by Peggy Fletcher-Stack and Girls Who Choose God: Stories From Courageous Women of the Bible, by Bethany Brady Spalding and McArthur Krishna. Some of these original illustrations can be seen in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Now that their four children are raised, Kathy and her husband Steve can be found painting and working on their farm in Historic Spring City, Utah where they raise hay, a lovely vegetable garden and enjoy caring for their many farm animals.