Lynn Ponto-Peterson is an up and coming and award winning artist. Known for her delicate and precise detail, her work is prized by collectors all over the world. Specializing in wildlife in miniature and traditional sized artwork. Lynn just started her art career in 2007 full time. In her first two shows she won The Catherine P. Scott first in realism at the prestigious "74th annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature" at The Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda MD.
"This award has a most special meaning for me. It was originally sponsored by the extremely talented Artist Susan Brooke in memory of her sister. Susan has been such a mentor and friend to me and winning such a prestigious award is an exciting start to my career."
won Second in Opaque Watercolor at the equally prestigious "33rd Annual
International Miniature Art Show" at
the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Florida. Amazing results for her first two
works entered into shows.
An accomplished Horsewoman and highly in demand equine Graphic Designer, Lynn has also designed professional ads for clients for many top Equine magazines and her equine photography has won numerous awards and been on many covers. Lynn is also an accomplished and award winning flutist specializing in Classical and recently Native American Flute. "Arkansas is for certain the Musical "Jam" state. We live very near Mt. View which is the Folk music capital. any given day you can find local musicians playing at the park or cafe's. I have to say it brings out the musician in everyone living here."
An avid naturalist Lynn is also a member of Art 4 Critters, an Internet based artist group who donates a portion of their work to help needy volunteer animal shelters across the United States.
Lynn was recently selected to paint a miniature painting on an Easter Egg for the White House Display sponsored by the Egg board of America. Representing the state of Arkansas this egg will be on display during the holiday season and then may be in the permanent collection of the Presidential Library. A luncheon was planned with the first Lady but with pressing economy woes in America this event may be canceled, we await word. Lynn chose the wildlife of Arkansas as her theme and placed an Arkansas crystal her then 5 year old son found at a local mine of top. "Arkansas is the Natural State so I felt it only fitting that nature be my theme. We fish the white river for world class trout every chance we get and also have developed a fondness for visiting the Elk Nature Center to see the reestablished Elk. Southern Arkansas has vast duck habitat and the white tail was painted from photos taken in my own back yard. I was not the easiest thing I have ever painted but it was an enjoyable project and I hope I captured just a small glimpse of the Beauty of Arkansas."
love of animals was apparent since a toddler and now you can find her
photographing wildlife throughout North America. “Arkansas is a wildlife
artist’s dream come true and I am so happy to make this my home.
From Bobcat to Elk it is so important that we keep Arkansas’s wildlife
pristine and protected. This is truly one of the most beautiful places in
“I try and travel when I am able with a young family to take photos of as many American species as I can. One of my favorite experiences was the time I spent with a pack of wolves for a photo shoot. I have always felt a deep bond with wolves owning/rescuing a hybrid for ten years. Wolves to this day hold a very special place in my heart and they appear frequently in my artwork. My wish is that someday they will be restored in Arkansas where the now extinct Red Wolf once roamed.”
Please visit my art site at lynnponto-peterson.com