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 practice, 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.

Her 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.

The timeless quality of her award winning illustrations attracts a loyal, cross- industry client base within contemporary design. Working closely with clients to tailor individual projects, her work feature in a wide range of application and scale. A small selection of collaborative projects and commissioned work feature on this site.

Select Clients

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


Portrait by Rebecca Reid