the art of Todd Peterson







Todd Peterson

the art of Todd Peterson

Newport, Mn


Prints on demand can be purchased here,
My work can be seen at A Z gallery in lower-town St. Paul

The art of Todd Peterson has many facets. It is his deductive process that is
evident in this sampling of work where intuition takes over and he coaxes a
visual concept to fruition. With his painterly drawing style he masterfully
works out images with humor, sentiment, and pathos.

Gary Peterson, the intellectual handyman

Local Artists interviews-

My earliest art memory is of my mother sitting my brothers and I around the dining room table, and putting classical music on the Hi Fi and telling us to draw what the music made us think of. I work in a similar fashion today. Closing my eyes and listening to the world around me, and then working into a stream of consciousness method adding and detracting lines and colors to the chosen surface until I feel a direction I want to explore. I also keep paper and pen at bedside to help in grabbing images from my dreams. I walked away from art for 25 years, returning to it in 2006 when My Granddaughters discovered some of my older work, while exploring my basement.

In the fall of 2008 I joined together with a small group of varied artists and founded Mill District Arts Gallery in Minneapolis Mn.
In Feb of 2009 I opened Look Art Below studio and gallery in N.E. Mpls- closed 2010
In April of 2010 I was accepted as a member of A Z Gallery, lower-town St. Paul
2011 named Vice President AZ Gallery
2010-2016 organized and curated the Lowertown Art Show. exhibiting the work of over sixty artists representing the downtown Saint Paul art community
2016 resigned from AZ gallery for health reasons
2017 joined the Lowertown Underground Artists cooperative gallery- 2018 resigned /health

1964 - Switzers Licorice Upper midwest Drawing Contest- First Place
2010- St Paul Winter Carnival Art Show- Second Place
2011- Minneapolis Spiritual Art Show- Award of Merit
2012- St Paul Winter Carnival Art Show- Fifth Place
2012- Studio Visit Magazine, Juried Selection Volume Eighteen
2012- Twin Cities Pride Art Show- Grand Prize
2012- St Paul Art Crawl- Media award
2013- Saatchi Gallery curator's choice for "American Abstracts"
2014- Lowertown Art Show- Wet Paint Purchase Award
2016- Minnesota State Fair - Phase II juried selection
2017- Minnesota State Fair - phase I juried selection


new work


At the edges of dreams



Film Noir

Animal kingdom

Ah Women

A bit of fun

kid stuff

guys will be guys


black and white