40 x 30 cm | 15 x 11 in
Original painting in acrylic on coloured paper. Size includes a white mount.
"I paint these from photographs, choosing pictures of the children engaged and contained in their own worlds and activities, natural and unaware of me, the photographer/artist. I want to capture these uninterrupted moments of independence and exploration that to me embodies childhood."
Pettersson’s work bridges fine art and graphic design, and habitually explores how what is personal and innermost is shaped by public notions, and public instruments, of sentiment. Her most recent works are inspired by 50s children’s’ book illustrations, and are jerked into modernity with compelling results. Pettersson’s work is widely sought after; her paintings are held in private collections in the UK, Sweden, Holland, France, USA, Vietnam, Australia and Hong Kong.