Petra Börner is a Swedish artist and illustrator, she lives and works in London.

At the heart of her practice is a passion for drawing. With a mixed media, she returns to memories of sketches and studies, often around natural themes, to re-create her compositions. Driven by a linear, bold line, her works are created as unique pieces, often as part of series.


Illustration & Design

Petra's cut paper illustrations, originating from colour studies and pattern designs for fashion textiles, are created by hand using a scalpel. The method has an analogue and tactile outcome, guarding the texture and shadows created. Renowned for the timeless, bold and elegant quality, her award winning illustrations are defined by her own distinctly modern expression. Working closely with clients to tailor individual projects, her work now feature through a wide range of contemporary design.

Her clients include Oscars, Carven, Royal Opera, Apple, Aquascutum, Bally, Cacharel, Isetan, Louis Vuitton, Åhlens, Albert Bonniers, Tiffany & Co, Folio Society, Chanel, Penguin Random, The World of Interiors, Victoria & Albert Museum, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.


Read more

Summer Reading List (Bookshop Oakland)

Pan & The Dream Magazine Issue 1 (Interview with Katherine Pedersen)

i-D Magazine  (Interview with Jodie Bartle)