|Pera obtained a MA in Graphic Design
and a MA in Photography in Aachen, Germany before immigrating
to South Africa. She worked as graphic designer with architects,
as art director in the film industry and later as interior designer
for many years.
She now lives in Stellenbosch and paints full time with a growing
local and international recognition.
Painting in oil she draws her inspiration from nature with a
perfect eye for detail. Her work is strong, full of colour and
blooms with vibrant life. -"I am intrigued by the brilliance
of all these magnificent colours, variations of tones and the
play of light and shadows. Nature provides pattern, rhythms
and textures that stimulate my creativity".
Her Still Life paintings are quiet reflections of everyday objects.
Here her work is a blend of artistic precision and sensitivity
to mood, colour and atmosphere. In her portraits of flowers
- Pera tries to capture the moment of perfect beauty and by
magnifying the flower transcends the subject. The flower suddenly
stands on it's own and demands applause for her eternal beauty.
In 2013 -"After partnering "Art on 5", an artist-run gallery
in the heart of Stellenbosch, South Africa, successfully for
over 4 years, I decided to solely concentrate on my artistic
career as demand for my artwork required extensive more studio
Paintings held in Private Collections in: USA, Germany, UK,
France, Italy, Holland, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Syria, South
Africa, Austria, Australia, Belgium, China, Sweden.
2013 Art Events, Group Exhibition. Port Elisabeth
2013 Oude Libertas Group Exhibition, Stellenbosch
2013 Friends in Art Group Exhibition P.J. Olivier Art Centre,
2012 Friends in Art, Group Exhibition, Oude Libertas Gallery,
2012 Art Association Stellenbosch, Group Exhibition, Sasol Art
2012 Friends in Art, Group Exhibition, Stellenbosch, P.J. Olivier
2011 In Bloom II, Casa Labia, Muizenberg , Cape Town 2011 Aan
de Vliet, Stellenbosch , Group Exhibition
2011 Arts Association Stellenbosch, Members Exhibition 2010
Arts Association Stellenbosch, Members Exhibition
2009 30x30 Exhibition, US Gallery, Stellenbosch Arts Association
Stellenbosch, Members Exhibition
2008 Stellenbosch Atelier, Annual Exhibition
2007 30x30 Exhibition, US Gallery, Stellenbosch and Post Card
Show, OFF THE WALL Gallery, Paarl