Petra Börner is a Swedish artist; she lives and works in London.
She explores her practice using a wide range of media, from works on paper or canvas, short films and sculptural works in ceramics, 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.
Throughout her career, Petra have been involved with education at Art Institutions and colleges, either as a Associate Lecturer or holding workshops and talks about her practice in different capacities.
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 main focus in 2005.
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.
Her clientele include Oscars, Carven, Royal Opera, Apple Inc., 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.