Thornton Peterson, Linda

Landscape artist Linda Thornton Peterson, a Louisiana native, retired as a licensed mental health counselor from Northern Illinois University. She holds a Masters from Miami University of Ohio and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western State University of Colorado. Linda has been a stringer-photographer for the Associated Press/ the Denver Post. She attended Universidad Ibero Americana, Mexico City and studied photojournalism and art for four years at Louisiana State University. At LSU she was taught Josef Albers’ color course by one of Albers’ Yale graduates. As a certified teacher, she taught K-12 and university art students.

Linda works in a semi-impressionist style, primarily in watercolor and oil and acrylic using a palette knife and vibrant colors. Images of the Illinois, Louisiana and Colorado landscapes inspire her creativity— fields, trees, flowers and grasses. She looks to capture light and depth. Her compositions are derived from memory, her photography or plein air studies. Linda has been represented by Colorado galleries, THE ART BOX, The DeKalb Gallery and the DeKalb Bliss Beads Gallery.