Works on paper

Beauty Found in Natural Wild Spaces

Visual artist kristin maija peterson / terra kind studio founder

WORKS ON PAPER

Beauty Found in Natural Wild Spaces

visual artist kristin maija peterson
terra kind studio founder

ABOVE: Wild Lupine (detail) © 2021 Kristin Maija Peterson. Watercolor on 300 lb. Fabriano Watercolor Paper  (22” x 28”)

I am a Beauty Hunter.

Through my artwork, I represent the wild and the messy, the landscape within a landscape. These are the spaces and places that are almost always overlooked yet their details reveal ecosystems vital to the whole. There is such beauty in the natural chaos of things.

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We Are All Stardust

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About This Piece

I know the importance of looking up and yet, there are a lot of times I am looking down. There at my feet among the pebbly trail is quite literally a terrestrial cosmos with its enormous (in the scheme of things) hydraulic moon orbited by many watery worlds including one draped with just a sliver of a spoon shaped leaf. There is such wonder and awe in the natural world. There is Magic everywhere if you take the time to be still and just look.

Watercolor on 300lb 100% Cotton Hot Press Fabriano Watercolor Paper. 33.75” H x 28” W. Framed. © 2021 Kristin Maija Peterson I 2400 USD

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Views From Above

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This Is Not A Weed

Watercolor on 300lb 100% Cotton Hot Press Fabriano Watercolor Paper. 28” H x 28” W. Framed. © 2021 Kristin Maija Peterson I 2300 USD

ABOUT THIS PIECE
At the center in soft mint green is a Common Mullein. While it is not native to Minnesota prairies, it stands tall longside the wildflowers. Its signagure stalk doesn’t appear until its second year of growth. A member of the Snapdragon (or Figwort) Family, it has many medicinal purposes that I discovered in the The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies: The Healing Power of Plant Medicine by Nicole Apelian, Ph.D and Claude Davis. I no longer label plants as “weeds” as they are probably good for something or someone.

little spring thing watercolor © kristin maija peterson

Little Spring Thing

Watercolor on 300lb 100% Cotton Hot Press Fabriano Watercolor Paper. 28” H x 28” W. Framed. © 2021 Kristin Maija Peterson I 2300 USD

ABOUT THIS PIECE
Walking Lebanon Hills Regional Park one lovely spring day, I look down and see this new woody-stemmed shoot with leaves that seem to glow in the diffused light of the forest. I have yet to be able to properly identify what this plant is called. No matter. It’s one of the beautiful discoveries of the season.

FIVE PERCENT

5% of all Terra Kind Studio’s annual sales of original artwork and prints are donated to nonprofits working on environmental and climate change issues. By supporting this local artist, you can have beauty on your walls while doing good in the world.

All artwork shown on this website is protected by copyright law and can not be reproduced without expressed written permission by the artist.
Be kind and share but don’t steal.

ABOUT

Terra Kind Studio showcases the creative work of visual artist and designer Kristin Maija Peterson. Growing up among prairies, lakes, rivers, and oak savannas along with her project work with environmental nonprofit organizations have collectively influenced her creative path. Kristin works in watercolor, graphite, color pencil, oil pastels and pen and ink, interpreting in detail the beautiful chaos within native wild spaces and its inhabitants found living there. She sees all living creatures as kin and is always kind to spiders.

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p: 651 318 7100

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