Our Artists

Louise Peterson

(English, b. 1962) Louise is fortunate to be living her dream in the rural mountains of Colorado. Her time is spent hiking with her Great Danes, sculpting in her studio and operating the business of her art which often involves traveling to interesting places.
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 also a great 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. She lives with her husband Chris, Great Danes Rigel and Bella, and cats Cinder and Kaz. Louise is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society, the Society of Animal Artists, the National Sculptors' Guild, Allied Artists of America, Miniature Painters, Gravers and Sculptors, Hudson Valley Art Association and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.