Artist Closeup with Photographer Karen Peterson
Karen's interest in photography began with the gift of a camera on her ninth birthday. Her parents always had a camera front and center for family events and trips. This inspired her interest in photography.
After earning a B.S. in Recreation Administration she used her photographic skills on the job, as a Recreation Supervisor for several agencies in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Workshops and local photographic organizations allowed her to expand her creative vision.
In the 1990's Karen began working with Polaroid Film, mastering the art of image and emulsion transfers as well as S-X 70 Manipulations.
Since moving to the Central Coast of California, Karen has enjoyed exploring the wonderful landscapes of the area. Karen's photographs have won awards at New Times & The Palo Alto Weekly photo contests as well as the Juried Fine Art Photography Shows at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.
Karen has served as the President of the Palo Alto and San Luis Obispo Camera Clubs as well as the Central Coast Photographic Society.