Petra Kleinherne - Biography

Petra Kleinherne came to Australia from Germany in 1981 and since that time has lived and worked in Melbourne. She studied painting privately, then Visual Arts at Victoria University (2006), and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting from Monash University (2010). Colour and the landscape drive her painting, man made structures and the figure may appear. The work lies between abstraction and figuration. It is process driven and is transformed by the alchemy of oil paint, and unexpected results happen through an interplay of the viscosity of paint, the brush and the canvas. The works happens spontaneously without regard for a certain outcome.