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.
Local Exhibitions Where My Work was Displayed
Float Factor Spa
UW Pyle and Fluno Centers
Fisher King Winery
Dane County Arts Buy Local
UW Hospital, Madison
The Holy Wisdom Gallery show room
Yahara Bay Distillers
Present & Upcoming Exhibits
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.