Born in Cologne, Germany Petra originally studied textile design in Krefeld. After working as a designer and artist in Italy, Germany and New Zealand, she moved to Australia in December 1996. She has been working as a professional artist since 2010. Her work has been collected in Europe, America, New Zealand, Hong kong, Dubai and Australia.
Petra’s studio is a shed in her backyard, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
“I have always been fascinated by Australia’s beautiful nature and I am fortunate to let this inspire my artworks. The Australian birdlife, rainforest, as well as rural Australia has been subject matter in many of my works.
Beauty, colour, sunlight, travel and finding a little story somewhere is what drives me to create. I am attracted to the shapes and colour light creates.”