Peta Tranquille

About Me

A little bit more about me...

My current project is a recollection of my past with a cartographic fusion. It explores depth, shadow, emotions and how aphantasia has effected my limited recall of childhood memory. Sketches and my unusual creative process can be seen on my fb page and instagram profile.

During my teenage years I began using a signature on my works. It featured the initials of my first and last name (Gardner) with my middle name featured in between. Although my married name is Tranquille I elected to continue using my original art signature.

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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 in the forms of cooking, jewellery making, gardening and photography.

Cartography (map making) was my career for 30 years and making art was primarily for friends and family. Over the years I have produced work for community groups, tennis clubs and daycare centres.

At the beginning of 2016 I decided to become a full time artist, with the support of my wonderful husband, Terence. As an artist, I would consider myself versatile and still exploring and improving my knowledge of mediums, techniques and applications.

For most of my art past I have produced portraits, still life and landscapes. I have only ever been able to draw what I could see in front of me as I am unable to visualise (aphantasia) like most people, and in particular, most artists.

Since moving to Melbourne in 2013, from Perth, I have participated in a group exhibition at ArtBoy Gallery in 2015 and a Solo Exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery in 2017.