About jamie

Jamie Peterson has been painting professionally for fifteen years, at first concentrating on portrait and figure work and now expanding those portraits into live event painting.  Her work investigates the nature of personal narratives and how capturing a fleeting moment can tell an entire story.  She weaves courage, wit, and innocence into her paintings, to remind the viewer of the joy and uniqueness that is present in those around them.  While her work is representational, each piece incorporates abstraction in the brushwork and playful tension on the surface. 

Jamie graduated from the US Air Force Academy and studied Studio Art at the University of West Florida. She has been represented by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, Matt Jones Gallery in Birmingham, AL and Atelier Gallery in Charleston, SC and has shown her work in various group and solo shows. Her paintings belong to hundreds of private collectors and publicly at Children's of Alabama and Children's National Medical Center.

She is Washington DC's premier event painter and is one of the only live painters who works in oil paint. She has captured events in some of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the city, including The Corcoran, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and The U.S. Supreme Court Building. She is a creative and talented professional artist who can put a unique personal touch on your event, wedding, or benefit. 


see the live event page for more information about jamie's live event painting