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Exhibit Highlights Women in the Scriptures

Mormon Female Artist Featured at LDS Conference Centre

Visitors to the Conference Center in Salt Lake City will see 11 new paintings of courageous women from the scriptures on the west side of the plaza level. The oil paintings are the works of artist Kathleen Peterson, who lives on an 80-acre farm with her husband in central Utah’s rural Spring City. Peterson, the mother of four grown children and a grandmother, paints in her home studio.

Her latest paintings tell the stories of strong women from the Bible, including Mary, mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the Samaritan woman at the well and Eve.

Peterson offers her insight into some of the women highlighted in her paintings. “I just pictured the scene of the story about Mary, Jesus’ mother. I tried to illustrate what it seemed like to me. First I read the scripture,” said Peterson, describing her process to create the paintings. “I actually pray all the time before I paint.”

Read more and view photographs of some of Ms Peterson's works at the global edition of Mormon Newsroom.


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