CLAUDIA PETRETTI

Claudia has a first class degree from Edinburgh College of Art and teaches drawing and painting part-time.

She travels extensively in Europe and it is this that inspires her work. Her paintings are a figurative recording of the colours, patterns, textures and rhythms found in the views around us depicted in a palette of rich blues, oranges and pinks - from the delicate facades of cafes and 'gelateria' to the pattern of archways discovered in a medieval Italian hilltown to summer gardens dancing with colour and inhabited with butterflies and birds. They are not directly representational but instead evoke the atmosphere of a particular view, providing the viewer with a visual reminder of somewhere visited.

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Thomson's Tower, Dr Neil's Garden, Edinburgh

2010 Sarah Dallas Gallery, Edinburgh

2008 Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh
2007 Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh
2006 Newhaven Communications, Edinburgh
2005 Stenton Gallery
2002 House For an Art Lover, Glasgow
1996 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1994 Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 'Into the Garden'; Borders Artists with Art Amatoria

2009 - 2012 The Edinburgh Gallery; The Green Gallery, Buchlyvie; Gosford House; Leith School of Art; The City Art Centre, Edinburgh 

2008 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2007 Sojourners, Scottish Artists Abroad, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
2005 The Affordable Art Fair, Maclean Fine Art, London
2001-06 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; Compass Gallery, Glasgow; Stenton Gallery, E. Lothian
2000 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh; Nexus Gallery, Edinburgh
1997 Visions and Emotions of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh
1991 Scottish Colourists Old and New, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Galleries


CLAUDIA PETRETTI

BLUE BUTTERFLY AND DRAGONFLY

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

69 x 56cm (27 x 22in)

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SUMMER GARDEN

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

72 x 56cm (28 x 22in)

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SNOWDROPS AND BLACK CAT

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

67 x 45cm (26 x 17.5in)

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PINK STARS

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

50 x 30cm (20 x 12in)

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LA VIGNA, FLORENCE

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

40 x 30cm (16 x 12in)

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FLORIAN'S

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

40 x 30cm (16 x 12in)

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PURPLE BUTTERFLIES AND BEES

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

56 x 75cm

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POPPIES, PENSTEMON AND PINK BUTTERFLY

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

56 x 75cm

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WHITE BUTTERFLIES

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

56 x 75cm

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FOXGLOVES, POPPIES AND CORNFLOWERS

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

56 x 75cm

CLAUDIA PETRETTI

TWO BUTTERFLIES

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

44 x 34cm

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GOLD BUTTERFLY

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

40 x 30cm

CLAUDIA PETRETTI

WINTER GARDEN

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

36 x 27cm

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AUGUST IN THE GARDEN

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

56 x 75cm

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RED POPPIES

Watercolour and Pastel on Paper

56 x 75cm