Preferred Media: Painting and Jewellery
Petra began reawakening her artistic side about 15 years ago after a successful career in pet bird and exotic pet medicine, studying with some of the finest watercolour artists in Ontario. She has exhibited her paintings in numerous juried shows, and has received several awards for her work. Her paintings are in numerous private collections in Europe, throughout the United States, and across Canada. She is a member and gift shop artist of the Blue Moundation Foundation of the Arts, Quest Gallery in Midland, and has works displayed at the MacDonald Art Gallery of Guelph gift shop. She works in watercolour, India ink, alcohol inks, and acrylics. Her preferred subjects are florals, landscape, and architecture.
As well as watercolour painting, Petra is well known for her unique beadwork jewellery created from the beads she has collected from around the world on her travels. Her beadwork allows her to share her love of colour and design in another form. Her jewellery is unique in that no two pieces are alike, and her peyote stitched pieces are formed free-hand, adding structure and colour like a three-dimensional painting.