Léa Peterson’s original and sizable body of work is heavily influenced by the Impressionist School. She is particularly adept at conveying light and shadow, the sweep of surf, and the color and texture of coastal and mountain scenery.
Having spent many years in a stressful corporate work environment, Léa attempts to make of her art an oasis where viewers can linger and refresh. Best known for her land- and seascapes, she has expanded her content to include scenes from her travel destinations: puffins nesting on Icelandic cliffs, people at work in industrial settings or at play in leisure pursuits; and a series of floral still-lifes. Finding plein-air painting exhilarating, she is inspired by the out-of-doors and makes that her primary subject matter, collecting resource material too for those winter days spent in the studio.
Léa is a Juried Associate Member of both the Oil Painters of America and the Pastel Society of America. Her paintings are held in many private collections in several countries. She is represented by the Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, Maine, in addition to showing her work at the Centre St. Arts Gallery and in multiple juried shows annually.