PETA TRANQUILLE

THE ARTIST

Solo Exhibition

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Sept 15-29
Brunswick Street Gallery
322 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy VIC

Opening Night Sept 15
6pm - 9pm

My latest collection is inspired by my Cartographic career of over 25 years. The map making processes of today, I believe, have lost the romance and hand skills that were once required. All maps, regardless of era, are thoroughly researched, follow rules of placement, colour and size, precision and mathematics. Using my Cartographic knowledge I have created a collection that presents a fresh perspective on mapping. The collection includes atlas decoupage, hand written song names, road network designs, mapping related colours and technical precision. As my process is heavily influenced by music, each piece has a song as its title or features song names.
​As an artist, I would consider myself versatile and still exploring and improving my techniques and abilities. 

Although I studied towards a Certificate in Art and Design and attended several classes at the Fremantle Art Centre, I am mostly self-taught. Creativity has always been a part of my life.  Cooking, jewellery making, gardening and photography are also of interest to me.

Cartography (map making) was my career for nearly 30 years and making art was mostly for friends and family. Occasionally I had requests for sketches, community work, like daycare centre logos, tennis club logos and brochures and community groups designs.

At the beginning of 2016 I decided to become a full time artist, with the support of my wonderful husband, Terence. We have been together for nearly 30 years and with him by my side I will achieve my dream. 
​For many years, I have been mostly interested in portraiture and in recent years I have discovered a fascination for eyes. This is evident in my recent Eye Series.

August 2013 was a big change for my family as we moved to Melbourne.
It was a big decision but we are happy with our new life and I am looking forward to being a bigger part of the art scene.

Last year I had my first group exhibition at ArtBoy Gallery in Prahran with my Iconic Series.

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