John Petersen was born and raised on the banks of the Mississippi River in Lacrosse,Wisconsin. He developed an early interest in nature and outdoor pursuits. Being an avid sportsman,especially for waterfall. During this time, John became involved with Ducks Unlimited. Several of his waterfowl paintings were donated and auctioned off to help the cause for Ducks Unlimited.
John has shown a keen interest in Western Art as well,and has created a number of works focusing on Native Americans and the Fur trade era. The paintings depict an historical nature,but do not portray a specific time or place. The story is set in motion in the painting and left to the viewer to finish.
John and his wife currently live in the mountains of Northeastern Washington. The rural setting of this area is very inspirational for both wildlife and Western Art. For more information on this artist go to this website. www.johnpetersonart.com