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Please, Give It A Title.

Please, Give It A Title.

I’m visiting an exhibit of an artist I don’t know yet. The artist’s work is powerful and moving to me. I read the label beside each piece. Many of them read Untitled or Untitled No. VI. I kind of feel cheated. I want to know what the artist was feeling and thinking to...

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Seven Starlings

Seven Starlings

This is a story about my latest work inspired by a starlings’ visit, Mozart, an author, immigration, mathematics, and William Morris.

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After The Opening

After The Opening

Ten (plus) lessons I gleamed producing my debut solo exhibition (Children of Nature: Find Your Wonderland held at the Owatonna Arts Center in Owatonna, Minnesota, June 2022). This project was more than a year in the making, starting with an invitation, influenced by a...

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Solo Exhibit: Children of Nature

Solo Exhibit: Children of Nature

POST-MODERN ECOLOGICAL VISUAL ARTIST’S DEBUT SOLO EXHIBITION AIMS TO RE-CONNECT US WITH NATURE, SHARES POSITIVE ACTION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE DEBUT solo exhibition re-connects us with our eight-year-old selves, the miraculous and reciprocity in nature, and offers...

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Tools I Use For Framing

Tools I Use For Framing

I Frame My Artwork. This is for two reasons. One, custom framing retail-wise is expensive. At the moment, I am preparing for my very first solo exhibition with twenty-three pieces to frame. If I used local framers, my budget would be exhausted before half my pieces...

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We Are Kindred

We Are Kindred

Ever walk into a library or book store, casually browsing the isles, and out of seemingly nowhere, a book leaps out at you? Drawn to it, you pick it up, start flipping the pages to land in the middle (always my testing point to tell if a book is any good or not), and...

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What Kind of Artist Are You?

What Kind of Artist Are You?

ABOVE: This is a photo taken inside my studio. As you can see, I am a very tidy artist, even with work in progress.Under my breath, I mutter that I am not a botanical or floral artist to no one in particular. When looking at my work, I’m certainly not a botanical...

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The Importance of Study

The Importance of Study

I used to balk at doing studies before embarking on a large piece. I was afraid they would take some of the enthusiasm, the freshness away. A “successful” study might make me rigid and want to replicate my efforts exactly large scale. Well, That’s Silly Lazy Thinking....

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Hawaiian Postcards

Hawaiian Postcards

It’s been a week since returning from a late summer 2-week break on the Big Island. One foot there, one foot here. Having traveled to the Big Island many times before, we no longer feel like tourists, more like visitors, familiar and knowing our way around. We took it...

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Behind the Scenes

Natural things, references and drawings, studies that sometimes lead to progress, discoveries, and new directions. I have a deep, ongoing curiosity about our relationship with the natural world. How has colonization, hybridization, botanizing landscapes, and other human influences impact life on Earth through out history?

hands holding hard bound book titled familiar wild flowers white aster flowers pressed between pages on dark wooded table surrouned by wildflowers
watercolor pen and ink illustration of a prostrate spurge by visual artist Kristin Maija Peterson
pen and ink illustration of oranges on orange artisan paper by visual artist Kristin Maija Peterson
beautiful autumn leaf litter found in my side yard

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All artwork is the sole property of Kristin Maija Peterson and is held under copyright, even after purchase. The images, artwork, and contents of this website may not be copied, collected, or used for personal or professional gain without written permission from Kristin Maija Peterson. All images of artwork, sold or otherwise, are retained by Kristin Maija Peterson.

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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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