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About Me

Petra Daecke

The impact of paintings can be immediate and lasting; it is a universal language that speaks to all people with layers of meaning. 

I endeavour to communicate not only the visual rhythms and patterns of a place, but more importantly a feeling or spiritual atmosphere, always aiming to inspire people to reconnect to nature and its life-giving quality.   

My favourite medium is pastel with its vibrancy of colours and possibilities of textures and I love oils for their versatility and rich glow. Using only quality pastels, paints and surfaces ensures lasting enjoyment of the finished paintings.

I was born and raised in Germany and live now on the Gold Coast in Australia since 1988. My extensive travels have taken me through many countries with a diversity of vegetation, climate and cultures and I always love to learn and explore more.

From my own experience, spending time in the natural landscape allows me to reflect; it restores my energy and brings peace and wisdom through opening my senses to my surroundings. 

In today’s busy world with all its challenges, having beautiful paintings of landscapes on your walls brings nature right into your home.


2020        Redcliffe Old Fire Station Gallery, joint exhibition (3 artists) 

2019        Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, joint exhibition (3 artists)

2018        Redcliffe Art Society, joint exhibition (3 artists)

2014-16  The Art Gallery, Mount Tamborine

2014        Hilltop Gallery, joint exhibition

Every year    Darcy Doyle Awards

2013        Group Exhibition Boonah Art Gallery 

2011-13  Finalist in ‘Lethbridge 10000’, Lethbridge gallery Brisbane                            

2011,12   Gainsborough Greens Art Award exhibition

2011        Hanasho Brisbane, solo exhibition

2011        Royal Queensland Art Society 

2010       Robina Community Gallery, group exhibition

2007       Lovett’s gallery, joint exhibition with one other artist 


2019       First Prize for landscape, Redcliffe ‘Excellence’ exhibition

2017       Winner for pastel and oil, Sawtell Art Exhibition

2015       Highly commended D’Arcy Doyle Award

2015       Second prize for pastel Ekka 

2013       Second prize for landscape Gold Coast Show

2010       Third prize for pastel, Big Art Awards RQAS Gold Coast

2009       Highly Commended, Annual Competition RQAS Gold

2008       Second prize for pastel, Annual Competition RQAS Gold Coast

2007       Second prize for landscape, Rotary Art Show Gold Coast


Royal Queensland Art Society  

Pastel Society of Australia 

Redcliffe Art Society