Work of the Week - an ode to spring

Date: Mar 20, 2023

The AFA's Work of the Week celebrates the first day of spring.

While we wait for days with above 0° temperatures and prolonged time in the outdoors without fear of the elements, we can look to Jean Peters' Spring Thaw, to help us manifest a seasonal transition on this first day of spring.

About the artist

Jean Peters was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has lived in the area all her life. Her childhood years were spent in a rural community and it was there that she developed her sensitivity to natural beauty.

She started painting in 1975 and it developed into her passion. She has exhibited in Calgary since 1987, participating in many two or three person shows over the years. 

Jean is a Senior Member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists (SWCA) and is also a member in good standing with the Artists Borealis Group.

Jean's work may be found in galleries in Edmonton and Calgary as well as private and corporate collections in Canada and the United States.

Peters has been teaching acrylic painting since 1998 and enjoys the interaction with her students.

Image description:

An acrylic landscape painting of a wooded pond, light blue sky, melting white snow, leafless and fallen trees and brown grass.