Kathleen Peterson was born the third child of a third child to school teacher parents in Provo, Utah. Having been raised with the idea that the best education is travel she has lived in the Virgin Islands, Malaysia and Hawaii and traveled throughout southeast Asia and Central America.As an artist she is continually learning painting with oils and watercolors, illustrating books, making batiks and building clay figures. She and her husband have four grown children and now live on a farm in Spring City in Sanpete Valley with two horses, twelve chickens, two barn cats, four ducks, and Pete the Dog.
Kathy works primarily in watercolor and pastel, as well as pen and ink, batik, and oils. She has lived in Guam, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Malaysia.
BA from BYU with additional schooling at the Univ. of Hawaii and Snow College
She has taught art classes in the South Sanpete School District, the Central Utah Art Center, and stained glass art at Snow College. She was the instrumental force behind the organization and development of the Central Utah Art Center and continues to serve as director.
Her work has appeared in galleries throughout Utah including the Kimball Art Center, the Repartee Galleries, Frameworks, Brushworks Gallery, Phillips Gallery, Gallery 56, the Driftwood Art Gallery, the Springville Art Museum, the Central Utah Art Center, and various private exhibits in Salt Lake City. In Hawaii her paintings are displayed in The Gallery of Great Things, and Upcountry Connection Gallery in Kamuela.
Illustrations include With Singleness of Heart, The Stones of the Temple, and Helen Bateman’s Roots and Wings and illustrations for The Ensign, and Dialogue.