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Read our fun interview & get-to-know session with artist Petra Gruiters from Antwerp, Belgium.
You can see Petra's's profile or commission art from her at www.mademay.com/gruiters.
Friendly, passionate, and sensitive.
-Bringing the kids to school
-painting in the morning (trying not to be disturbed)
- in the afternoon I do computer work/ calling clients, making arrangements/ photoshoots, planning my next painting, varnishing or making new boards, social media e.d.
-Getting the kids from school, cook and just be a mom
- Philip de Laslo
- William Bouguereau
- Daniel Gerhartz (living)
"Beauty is what makes you unique."
I was a National Aerobic Champion and am still good in dancing, Ballet, Figure skating, Skien, jogging, and swimming.
As a child I was interested in Art and could draw very well. But a career in Art was not what one “supposed” to do. I had a carreer in Finance. After my first child I became more myself and started to draw again.
I am very interested in other people and I like the direct connection when I have commissions.
"When Hope Comes" by Daniel Gerhartz.
"The Duchess of York" by Philip de Laszo.
When I started I was very concerned about rendering exactly what I saw. My work was very realistic. I used the glazing technique. Which is very deep and rich but also took a lot of work.
Nowadays I use the alla prima technique which is more energetic and passionate. I am trying to uplift my work to a more poetic kind of painting.
I always use live models, I don’t just paint woman from glossy magazines. I strongly believe everybody is beautiful in their own unique way.
I normally paint on wooden panel. Sometimes when the client ask I use Belgian linen.