Another major area of my arts practice includes workshop facilitation, both in the natural environment and in communities. These workshops help to balance out the busyness of everyday life and remind us how to relax and ground ourselves.
The aim of these workshops is to offer both an expressive and learning experience, to focus on the wellbeing of the individual so they have something to take away from the workshop and hopefully feel like they have had a renewing and refreshing experience.
These workshops can also focus on supporting people who wish to work though more difficult personal experiences. This is where my Masters degree in Counselling really helps me to build person - centered relationships, offering alternatives for coping with day to day life struggles through the use of creative practices and processes.
Please have a look through the pages of my website to see some of the projects, workshops and residencies that I have been involved with in the past along with some of my current work.
If you are interested in asking me anything about my work or enquiring about commissioning art or workshop facilitation, please don’t hesitate to go to the ‘contact’ page and send me an email or a message.
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Hello and welcome to my website,
My name is Petra Meer and 'the arts' have been a major part of my life and being for as long as I can remember. I loved drawing and creating as a child and this eventually lead me to completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design as a young woman. Still to this day, my love for art continues to grow.
I feel that the arts go hand in hand with nature and the natural environment around us. Nature is ever changing and a never-ending source of inspiration for all kinds of artwork and creativity. Through my work, I encourage others to experience the important calming, healing and inspirational effects that nature has to offer each of us.
Over my life as an artist, I have worked to experience many of the ways that natural inspiration can be expressed by different mediums, whether it be through illustration and painting, or by integrating nature into bookmaking, journaling or textiles.
My illustration work has also been commissioned by both Tasmanian and New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Services to illustrate endangered species and bring awareness to fragile ecosystems.