Louise Peterson

Louise is fortunate to be living her dream with her husband, Chris, near the small town of Guffey, Colorado. She spends her time walking the Great Danes, horse riding, spoiling her five cats, milking her Nubian goats, making cheese, sculpting in her studio and operating the business of her art.

Louise was born in 1962 in Darlington, England. She trained in classical ballet at The Urdang Academy and The North London School of Performing Arts and performed with Dance for Everyone (London) and The Israel Ballet (Tel Aviv). Her dance experience helped shape her love of figurative sculpture. After moving to the United States in 1984, she worked as a massage therapist, which further developed her knowledge of anatomy and feel for the human form. She began to study clay modeling at Santa Monica College. Louise learned to sculpt with the human figure but after moving to the rural mountains of Colorado in 1998 the only model in her small studio was her Great Dane. What results are fine classical renderings of dogs that are often both humorous and elegant. Louise is a huge animal lover, and future plans include a retirement home for senior Great Danes. Louise works from her ranch studio near Guffey, Colorado, inspired by vistas of the surrounding high country.

Louise has won over one hundred and twenty awards for her work. She is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, a professional member of the Society of Animal Artists, Allied Artists of America, Hudson Valley Art Association and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She is currently represented by ten fine art galleries in the United States and England. See a complete list here.

Louise Peterson