Welcome to tovaspeter.com!

As an artist I have many jobs and wear many hats. A normal week for me might include leading a community mural project in a school, training teachers about how to use the art-making process as a tool for learning, painting a picnic table outside for others to enjoy, planning a collaborative art experience for a gala, making art with clients as an art therapist, AND creating my own art in my studio, and then it's only Tuesday! (Most likely, I am not using my time to update my website, thanks for your continued patience.) The common theme throughout all of my work is my belief that everything and everyone has an inherent beauty that will shine through when the time is taken to shift to a new perspective. 

Current Projects:

I am happy to share that I recently launched a new community art endeavor- 

View the first completed chain here:

Recent Events:

Friday May 1: BACH for Healing

As a member of the Boston Arts Consurtium for Health, I was invited to present a "mini-talk" sharing some ideas of how the arts can help us connect and cope during this unprecedented time. You can view my presentation along with the other mini-talks on YouTube.


April Exhibit currently on hold 

Note: The Gorse Mill Gallery, currently hosting my exhibit, is closed to the public until further notice due to the ongoing health crisis. The exhibit has been extended and we look forward to having another opportunity to share the work with the community. Meanwhile, please check out the new Translations website to view the work and engage with the exhibit virutally. 

You can get a little taste from the following news coverage:

Article in the Needham Times

Video link to news coverage on the Needham Channel

 Translations Exhibit Promo

Gorse Mill Gallery

Other News: 

Disclaimer: Bear with me as some of my creations (my two young kids) are not allowing me to update my website as often as I would like....

* Year-in-Review: in 2019 I facilitated 60+ art workshops working with 25+ different art modalities, and engaged 2250+ people of all ages to share the creative power of art-making

* I'm now on Instagram! Follow me here

* I worked with over 300 students whose artwork contributed to large scale installations in 2018 and 2019 that I created at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. 

* AWARD! I was honored by being one of three people in the country identified as a future leader in the field of art and healing. Read more about my Arts & Healing Network Award here.

* VIDEOS! I was featured in a mini documentary about my painted piano. See a brief two minute teaser here and the full seven minute video here!

* BOOKS! Photos of two of my community mural projects were selected in a nation-wide competition to be featured on the cover of a new Arts Management textbook! Many of my murals are also featured in a book documenting Boston Murals.

* I have a private practice offering art therapy and mental health counseling services. Find out more here.

* Check out the organization I started called The MEM Project, reaching out to Jewish young adults in the Boston community and beyond.