Artist Biography

I came to the United States from Holland and received a piano scholarship to attend Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri, where I received my BFA. Then I pursued a MA degree in French History of Art from CSU Dominguez Hills, CA. I also attended UW-Madison for two years where I obtained a teaching license for both French and Spanish languages. I taught French in the Madison Metropolitan School District for 30 for years before retiring in 2011.

My work has been displayed in worldwide and local exhibitions. I entered juried contests and some of my images were chosen to be finalists.

Jennifer

Worldwide Exhibitions

As a global photographer I have captured a substantial amount of intriguing close up images of nature and have exhibited my work at the Palazzo Italia in Berlin, Germany. 

In July 2019, my large solo exhibit, Breathless Awe: The Galapagos and Beyond went on display at the Fluno Center, UW-Madison until the end of August 2019.

Recently one of my images was accepted in a juried Midwest photo competition and was on display at the Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey, Michigan.

Local Exhibitions Where My Work was Displayed

  • Float Factor Spa

  • UW Pyle and Fluno Centers 

  • Middleton Library

  • Fisher King Winery 

  • Dane County Arts Buy Local

  • UW Hospital, Madison

  • The Holy Wisdom Gallery show room

  • Yahara Bay Distillers 

Present & Upcoming Exhibits

  • “Breathless Awe” The Galapagos & Beyond (July - August 31st)
    The Fluno Center & UW-Madison, 601 University Ave Madison, WI 53715
  • Nature’s Palette (September 6th - September 30th)
    Receptioion on Septemeber 6th 5PM - 7PM
    Art Gallery & Showroom @ Yahara Bay Distillers, 6250 Nesbitt Rd Fitchburg, WI 53719
  • DABL (October 18th & 19th)
    Art Market @ Yahara Bay Distillers, 6250 Nesbitt Rd Fitchburg, WI 53719

Finalist at Prestigious Events

Images of grasses International Pollux Awards in Berlin, Germany
Black and white image of seed pods Charles Dodson Black and White International Photo Contest

An Artist Statement

The earliest stories were written on cave walls, drawn by humans.  The animals drawn by early man were their “photographs” of what they experienced out in the wild.  This is where the mix of art and nature stood the test of time deep inside earthen homes.  I wonder what these early artists would have shown us if they had a camera to document their experiences.

Now, with modern photography, capturing the world we see is simple.  Observing and selecting what we choose to document is the challenge.  Given that each person brings their unique life experience and perspective to what they see thrills me.  Each photograph I present means something unique to each observer.

This may seem obvious, but it’s not.  I see the largest in the smallest, the furthest in the nearest and the nothingness and everything in my subjects which are then expressed through my images.

I recently have chosen to display my images on canvas as a photographic medium.  The textured surface brings out the very detailed version of what I see when shooting.  While lying in the grass observing a flower or shape of a blade of grass, I try to bring that scene for others to see.  Let me show you what’s hidden in there.  How big or small is this subject?  I can see things that the naked eye cannot.  I can capture in that instance a color or light source that will be gone in the next blink of an eye.

I become my camera and the images reflect my view and deep love of nature.  My greatest wish is for these images to open a world that people overlook.  I explore the intricate nuances of natural forms by allowing the camera’s lens to awaken our tastes for wanting to see the inner beauty in detail.

Like the ancient art on the walls of the caves, I hope to bring to the forefront nature’s hues of light, its crevices, its textures smooth and rough, the delicate strands and the intricacies of its inner exuberance as witnesses to their overlooked beauty.  I believe that within a dewdrop the oceans reside.

About the Artist

Jennifer Peters is an award-winning photographer and lives in Middleton, WI.  She has devoted her life to documenting her world travels by highlighting the inner beauty of our natural world.

As a global photographer she has captured an abundance of intriguing images.  Her BFA and Master of Arts degrees substantiate her educational background and insight to her work.  All this resulted in her inquisitive perspective on the essence of life.

She focuses on the beginnings – the images behind the scenery, the hidden exuberance of nature.  Jennifer brings to the forefront what most eyes miss.

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