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 Thelma Jarvis Peterson at Lemon Tree Gallery

There is a truth and purity in nature that anchors me, always.

Painting professionally for over thirty years, Thelma’s work can be found in various galleries nationwide as well as private and corporate collections. Her work has been selected and reproduced as limited edition prints by such environmental and conservation groups as The Nature Conservancy, The Conservation Fund, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Ducks Unlimited.

Thelma’s work reflects the landscapes, wildlife, seascapes and people of the Eastern Shore, and often highlights the history and culture of this rich area. She has painted and produced an eight print series featuring the abandoned life-saving and coast guard stations located on Virginia’s Barrier Island. It is this series for which she is best known. She also welcomes commissions from individuals of home portraits, landscapes, florals, sea scapes, still Life and a varitey of other subject matter.

Thelma has been teaching painting and drawing classes for many years through local art organizations and the Eastern Shore Community College. She operates Seaside Gallery in Cape Charles, located in Willow’s Artisans Shop. You can usually find her there on weekends when weather permits, painting and enjoying the opportunity to meet visitors as well as local residents and share her thoughts on working with watercolors.

Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Demonstrations, Exhibition, Instruction, Public Art/Installations

Thelma Jarvis Peterson

Member of Trail Networks:
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail, site # 27

757-678-5037 studio




Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 5:00

219 Mason AVE
Cape Charles, VA 23310