"COOL. CALM. very COLLECTED. Art that elevates your space and your mindset."
Mary Elizabeth “M.E.” (Marvin) Peterson is an American abstract artist based in Connecticut and North Carolina. A classically trained painter, Peterson’s practice focuses on creating “Slow Art” – paintings that deliberately draw viewers in to increase well-being or what she calls flourishing. She speaks often about the transformative nature of art. Her work is inspired largely by plant and marine life, water and ecological circumstances.
Peterson has been painting since age nine and is a graduate of The University of Connecticut and The Corcoran College of Art + Design. She is a juried member of the elite Silvermine Art Guild and has received an artist residency grant from The Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been written about widely, has appeared in motion pictures and TV sets and is held in private and corporate collections worldwide. She has a strong exhibit record including prominent US museums and galleries. Select images of ME's art are sold by National retailers.
In 1997 M.E. underwent 11 hours of life-saving brain surgery to correct a rare vascular malformation. In 2017 she had brain surgery to improve the previous repair and suffered a series of life-altering strokes as a surgical complication. She has made a full recovery and returned to making art full time in the Spring of 2018.
Art by Mary Elizabeth Peterson.
COOL | CALM | very COLLECTED.