original artwork by Kristin Maija Peterson

Beauty In the Natural Chaos of Things

Momiji © 2020 Kristin Maija Peterson I Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua 6.5” x 5”

Original Artwork by Kristin Maija Peterson

Beauty in the Natural Chaos of Things

artwork momiji maple seeds watercolor
Momiji © 2020 Kristin Maija Peterson I Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua 6.5” x 5”

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.

LEFT: Momiji © 2020 Kristin Maija Peterson I Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua (6.5” x 5”)

ABOVE: Forest Foliage Study © 2021 Kristin Maija Peterson
Watercolor on 300 lb. Fabriano Watercolor Paper  (7” x 5”)


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April 30 through June 20, 2021. A virtual opening reception and poetry reading to be held Friday, April 30. This special annual exhibition involves selected artists to create a work of art inspired by a poem of their choosing. Over 160 poems were summited and 34 poems were selected for artists to create how ever the poetry moves them.

two kids walking through green canopy forest

FROM THE BLOG: Does It Love You?

Kristin Maija Peterson

“Does it love you?” It’s an opposing question to “Do you love your art?” from Elizabeth Gilbert’s book BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Artists will say, of course, they love their art, the making of art goes to the very nature of who they are. But does art love you back? Now we get into the area of wanting proof. An artist’s life is not easy. It’s fraught with rejection and frustrations. When putting ourselves out there, showing our work, we are at our most vulnerable.


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. You can have beauty on your walls while doing good in the world. Thank you.

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Latest Works

Ophelia © Kristin Maija Peterson


Watercolor Pencils on 140lb 100% Cotton Hot Press Stonehenge Watercolor Paper. 20.5” H x 16” W. Unframed. © 2020 Kristin Maija Peterson I 1700 USD

I want to live in a time before plastic. That would probably place me around 1907 when my grandmother was just a little girl. Ironically, plastic was to relieve stress and dependence on natural resources. Wood, metals, ivory, horn, and tortoiseshell are finite. At first, plastic was a good thing for the environment. We were free to develop the things that served a need without taking from the natural 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.


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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