Petronella M van Leusden
Award winning artist Petronella van Leusden’s work shows an incredibly diverse skill set. She uses a varied range of materials and mediums to give expression to her subject. Her work ranges from sculpture to painting, from oil to pastel, from portrait to landscape, from abstract to realism.
She has been the feature artist at BeScene Gallery.
Multi-talented and versatile, Petronella’s work ranges from subtle nuances of tone and texture through to passionate and bold strokes of vibrancy depending on what the idea requires. Her work aims to encapsulate the essence of beauty and evoke the emotion beyond the form. She explores her visual vocabulary and pushes it to its extremes and tantalizes the viewers.
Petronella has studied fine art and sculpture extensively both in The Netherlands and Australia and her knowledge and breadth of experience demonstrates itself with her use of depth and form. Her work integrates a three dimensionality where the subject and the environment interact. Her focus is to use her creative expression to channel and elicit an emotive response from the viewer, allowing them to add their interpretation.
You can read Petronella’s C.V. here…
Petronella is the coordinator of the Pastel Society of Australia Gold Coast meetings.