Kolan Peterson’s love for the outdoors is reflected in the strong crisp
color and creativity of his watercolors. He captures the beauty and infinite
variation of nature in his compositions. He enjoys the outings with the
scores of students who study with him. He brings this intimacy with the
mountains, streams, trees, and birds to these painting sessions. His
paint-out at Morrow Bay has become a popular annual event, and recently, a
workshop at Jackson Hole has been added to his itinerary.
He is the author of two books
published by Walter Foster Art Books titled “Watercolor Step by Step” and
“Special Effects of Watercolor”. They feature many completed works along
with their step by step instruction. The books are distributed worldwide.
Kolan currently resides and maintains his studio in Hemet, California.
The popular watercolorist has performed over 100 demonstrations for various
art groups. He is an instructor in sketching, and beginning and advanced
watercolor for several art clubs. He also conducts workshops and serves as a
judge for competitive art shows.