Petra Zantingh

Using art-making as a way of interpreting what she sees, Petra Zantingh draws others into a visual conversation with her paintings. From childhood, she knew that the visual arts, whether it be painting, illustration or design would play an important role.

Petra has a diploma in graphic design and fashion illustration from Fanshawe College, a BFA in Fine Art and an MA in Art Education from Concordia University in Montreal. Her career (1980-2002) as a graphic designer and art director was in print publications and newspaper design with a special interest in typography. Since 2002, she has taught courses in drawing, painting, and design as an adjunct professor in art and education at Redeemer University, Riverwood Centre, and as a volunteer art teacher at InDwell.