Thelma J. Peterson

I am constantly amazed and humbled by the natural world around me. Its beauty and power constantly provoke and instill a truth and purity that anchors me, and sets my roots deep.
Thelma J. Peterson lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Painting professionally for over twenty years, Thelma’s work can be found in various galleries nationwide as well as private and corporate collections. Her work has been selected and reproduced as limited edition prints by such environmental and conservation groups as The Nature Conservancy, The Conservation Fund, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Ducks Unlimited.

Thelma’s work reflects the landscapes, wildlife, seascapes and people of the Eastern Shore, and often highlights the history and culture of this rich area. She has painted and produced an eight print series featuring the abandoned life-saving and coast guard stations located on Virginia’s Barrier Islands. It is this series for which she is best known.

Thelma has been teaching painting and drawing classes for many years through local art organizations and the Eastern Shore Community College. She is a member of the Eastern Shore Art League, the Wine and Watercolor Society, the Chesapeake Bay Watercolor Society and the Virginia Watercolor Society. She operates Seaside Gallery in Bay Creek’s Marina Village, Cape Charles, Virginia.