Born: Western Australia in 1952
In 1976 Peta married a Kiwi man and moved to New Zealand. "I feel my heart is in two places and I call them both home."
Peta's style has been described as 'primitive' or 'outsider' and her use of colour comes instinctively.
Her diverse palette combined with quirky architecture and figures lights up the soul and eyes of the viewer.
"My mind fills with an image often relating to life events around me and I transfer that thought onto whatever medium is at hand."
This is the process Peta has always used often suprising herself with the end result.
"I am self-taught and inspired by many artists who have walked before me."
Different things spark her delightful paintings. Sometimes she hears a song that is interpreted into a painting. "I have to paint the story behind the song."
Peta's work has been published in a recent book that was the creative stimulus behind some of her work.
Beatles Art: Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four
Her recent series, The Wizard of Oz and Friends, shown at Art @
203 in Nelson are full of passion and fun, based on L. Frank Baum's
adventure story of friends who are each seeking something
personal. "I love the friendships, deception, intrigue and finally a
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Peta's work is held in numerous private collections worldwide.
"I intend painting forever, always placing an image of my little
sausage dog into each piece that I create."