Colour and the landscape drive the paintings of Petra Kleinherne, man-made structures, and the figure may appear. The work lies between abstraction and figuration. It is process driven and is transformed by the alchemy of oil paint, and unexpected results happen through an interplay of the viscosity of paint, the brush and the canvas. The works happens spontaneously without regard for a certain outcome.
My paintings hint at discernible scenes while taking the viewer to a place where I enter the canvas building a bucolic environment, with swirls of paint; pink, baby blue, red, white and green. Shades of grey; grey for the cars on Beach Road, or the gunmetal structures underneath the scary heights of carousels. Petra Kleinherne