Petra Börner is a Swedish artist; she lives and works in London. She has been exhibiting and selling her work worldwide for many years, both independently as well as part of group shows.

She uses a wide variety of media in her practice, but at the heart is a passion for drawing. She returns to memories of sketches and studies, often around natural themes, to re-create her compositions. With linear, bold marks she shapes familiar scenes and features into dreamlike patterns or arrangements. Her work is often created as part of a series of work.

Petra first started working as an illustrator through commissions from Elle and Vogue during her fashion studies at Central St Martins. Parallel to creating her own woman’s wear and accessory collections during the early 2000’s, her illustration style continued to develop and became her full focus in 2005.

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 textures and shadows created by the layers of paper.

Recognised for a 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.


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


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