Introducing Petrina Jose: Love Local 'Art Series" Crisps Artist
Petrina Jose, is an artist and designer residing north of Auckland, that creates joyful artwork with abstract shapes and a dreamy palette. Petrina designed the packaging you see on our Fig & Walnut Love Local ‘Art Series’ Crisps. Her passion for painting and fascination with interesting colour combinations have turned into an enchanting obsession. Petrina can often be found painting late into the night in her home-based studio, where she lives with her young family. Discover more of her delightful artworks at www.petrinajart.com and follow her creative journey on Instagram @petrina.j_art.
Petrina's artistic path began after completing her graphic design degree. Throughout her career, she explored various creative endeavours, including photography, jewellery making, and pottery. However, the birth of her children ignited a newfound desire to express herself through painting, leading her to embrace art wholeheartedly.
Her creative process involves a harmonious blend of planning and intuition. Petrina visualizes the composition before starting a painting, allowing ideas to flourish in her mind. She then translates her vision onto the canvas and joyfully brings it to life. The immersive experience of being "in flow" while painting is most profound during her late-night sessions in the cozy sanctuary of her home studio.
Petrina draws inspiration from her deep passion for colours and combinations. She finds solace in New Zealand's stunning coastlines, observing the ebb and flow of the ocean's hues and the vividness of fresh flowers. Her inspiration also comes from exploring ceramics, typography, and installation art on platforms like Pinterest. Petrina's art reflects the harmony and serenity found in these sources, evoking emotions of joy and tranquility in viewers.
For young artists aspiring to enter the art world, Petrina advises trusting their inner voice and intuition. She encourages experimentation and emphasizes the importance of finding joy in the creative process. Petrina's journey serves as a testament to following one's passions and staying true to oneself.
Looking ahead, Petrina is eagerly working on collections for several stores in New Zealand and Australia. She has also just launched her own surface pattern collection library, expanding the reach of her captivating artwork and working with pattern design. Her upcoming collections celebrate local treasures, promising to captivate art enthusiasts and spread happiness through her unique style.
Petrina holds a special love for New Zealand, cherishing its breathtaking coastlines and beautiful beaches. Her artwork often reflects the serenity and vibrant colours found in the country's natural landscapes, offering viewers a glimpse of its beauty through her creations.
To experience the happiness Petrina captures on canvas and explore more of her captivating artworks, visit her website at www.petrinajart.com and join her creative journey on Instagram @petrina.j_art. Immerse yourself in a world brimming with joy and beauty, as she paints happiness through colours and shapes.