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Petronella G.W. van den Berg was born in the Netherlands, in 1958. Her personal journey as an artist would not begin until her mid-twenties.
In 2002, Petronella immigrated to Canada. Once settled in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Petronella began painting and sculpting in earnest.
She has been a full-time, contemporary acrylic and sculpture artist since then. Petronella has mastered techniques by learning from her mistakes while she sculpts or paints her dreams into reality.
Through classically trained in the Netherlands, Petronella prefers to be known as a self-taught artist. Her works are in the homes of private collectors throughout, North America, and Europe.
Using her paintings and sculptures to translate inner feelings. She enjoys art that feeds the soul and has a depth to it that goes beyond its physical presence.
Petronella's journey has led her to create a strong brand. Her paintings and sculptures are a style of grace and simplicity in figurative and abstract design with elegant presentation. The major characteristics of her art depict the human condition.
After exploring the country, van den Berg lives since 2017 on Prince Edward Island.
Art is all encompassing in Petronella's life. It is part of her soul.