Peta has developed her unique style from 30 years in a Cartographic environment. Mapping has now become a digitally dominated field and Peta wants to bring back the nostalgia of hand-made maps in a modern minimalistic style. The work is precise, technical with an infusion of colour. As an artist, she would consider herself versatile and is always exploring. Peta has only ever been able to draw what she could see in front of her, or from photos, as she is unable to visualise (Aphantasia) like most people, and in particular, most artists.
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Peta Tranquille is an artist that is not easily definable. Mostly self taught, Peta has been drawing and painting her whole life. With over 30 years of Cartographic experience, Peta’s passion lies with incorporating maps into her work, in both subtle and overt ways.
Born in Perth and moving to the WA wheatbelt at a young age, Peta was raised on a farm, exposing her to rural and city ways of life. Her studies lead to a career in map-making before the digital age and reliance on computers, therefore her work is distinctly precise. It is also infused with colour, with her skilful techniques creating pieces that capture the viewer.
Peta was born an artist and it shows. Her pieces reflect her experience and passion. She creates with vivid detail, showcasing her appreciation for maps, cityscapes and geographical interpretations. Fluid creativity and mathematical structure are combined seamlessly as she marries abstract and realistic form.
Peta regularly explores mediums, techniques and applications and no two artworks she produces are the same.
Peta moved to Melbourne 2013 and since then has exhibited in multiple groups shows as well as two solo and one that is planned for late July 2019.
Peta’s signature utilises her middle name and initial of her first and maiden names. #plouiseg (Something she derived in her early teens and uses to this date.)
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Exhibitions And Collections
Two Solo Exhibitions, with a third in Melbourne July 23 – Aug 20
Multiple group exhibitions throughout Victoria and NSW
Works in Private Collections all over Australia and China.