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Discover Local Artist Petra Meikle de Vlas at Fitzroy Island Resort

At Fitzroy Island Resort, we’re proud to showcase the stunning works of local Cairns artist Petra Meikle de Vlas. Her unique and captivating art, inspired by our incredible region, brings the vibrant and dynamic essence of the Great Barrier Reef into our resort, enriching the visual experience for all our guests.

A Coastal Studio Close to the Reef

Petra’s studio is located just 15 nautical miles from the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. This proximity to such a breathtaking natural wonder profoundly influences her creative process. Her art captures the beauty and complexity of the reef and ocean, transforming it into mesmerising mixed media works.

Innovative Techniques and Unique Methods

Petra’s approach to art is anything but conventional. She has developed innovative techniques that allow her to create effects closely resembling reef and ocean-like formations. Her tools of the trade are diverse and unconventional:

  • Texture: The exposed reef and rocks
  • Water: Liquid paint
  • Spray Bottle: The force of nature, like rain
  • Hairdryer: Wind
  • Blowtorch: Sun
  • Gravity: Tide

By experimenting with these tools, Petra continually learns and evolves her craft, pushing the boundaries of traditional art.

A Hands-On Approach

In addition to using paint brushes, Petra employs her hands, air guns, spray bottles, a blow torch, and gravity in her artistic process. Typically working in large formats, she “sculpts” her paintings on a board, layering various materials to achieve her desired effect.

The Chemistry of Art

The magic in Petra’s work lies in the chemistry between the pigments. As they mix and interact, they create dynamic compositions with beautiful formations. Each piece can have multiple layers, starting with an initial layer of paint that is poured into place and then built upon to create depth and complexity.

Capturing the Essence of the Ocean

From the heart of Far North Queensland, close to the majestic Great Barrier Reef, Petra’s artworks embody the essence of oceanic wonder. Her collection stands as a representation of modern abstract art, where the rhythmic patterns, vibrant colours, and fluid forms of the ocean find expression on canvas.

Experience Petra’s Art at Fitzroy Island Resort

We invite you to explore Petra Meikle de Vlas’s extraordinary art during your stay at Fitzroy Island Resort. Each piece not only enhances the beauty of our resort but also serves as a window into the awe-inspiring underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply appreciate natural beauty, Petra’s work is sure to leave a lasting impression.

For more information about Petra Meikle de Vlas and her art please visit her website, or to book your stay at Fitzroy Island Resort, please visit book online or contact us directly.

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