Petra Berntsson

Petra Berntsson is a Swedish artist living in County Louth since 1996.


Her work depicts the Swedish coastline as well as the rich Irish countryside. It is the closeness to the sea that inspires, the delicacy of light and buildings that has a story to tell. Her landscapes are barren and free with only traces of people, often capturing a sense of calm and familiarity. Over the years her ‘Swedish’ and ‘Irish’ paintings have merged – the colour tones are no longer as different as they once were, the sentiments of longing and belonging entwined.


She works mainly in oils, occasionally with egg tempera and natural pigments. Her work is in public and private collections nationally and in Sweden, UK, Norway, Japan and Australia.


Selected shows;

2016 ‘Interlaced’ Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

2015 ‘Oxygenium’ Galleri Arken, Gothenburg, Sweden with Camilla Boström

2015 Edinburgh Art Fair, Chimera Gallery

2014 ‘Lost in Thoughts’ Gallery Zozimus, Dublin

2014 Ross Fine Art Summer Show, Donegal

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