Artist Petra Stiglingh

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Petra, a fine artist currently living in Jeffreys Bay, was born in Bloemfontein in the Free State and grew up in Parys. She studied art at Bloemfontein Teacher’s College, while at the same time also doing extra courses with Michael Edwards. She received further tutelage from the experienced Titia Ballot and George Boys. In her later years she attended various workshops with well-known artist-Dale Elliot. Most recently she went to America to study under Master-artist, Daniel Gerhardz. This course was experienced by Petra as very exciting, informative and ultimately one of the “things to be done” on her bucket list! In 2016, she returned to America to do the advanced course with Daniel.
About Her ArtHer work is a mixture of different art forms, but could mostly be described as “contemporary-impressionistic”. The art that she creates reflects her inner feelings at a given moment. Petra’s aim is: to always grow and improve in her work – to succeed in transforming her feelings into conceptions and perceptions of her emotions and dreams. The result of all this inner questioning/thinking would be the absolute honest production of her inner self.
Petra paints with a free, strong hand while using the full dimension of colour, light and shadow to obtain depth of character and feeling. One of her tutors, Daniel Gerhardz has the following saying: “My desire as an artist is that the images I paint would point to the Almighty Creator and not to me”. Petra has made this her motto – which is used (and can be seen), in a subtle, though clear way throughout all of her work.
Where Can You Find Her Work?During the past 31 years, Petra had exhibited her work over the whole of South Africa and Namibia in numerous combined exhibitions. She also did one man exhibitions in Johannesburg, at [...]

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