Welcome to my site.

I studied at the prestigious Bath Academy of Art in the 1970's and have painted with determination and passion ever since. I now live in the Isle of Man I have found the mist, mystery and diffused light to be my constant companions. This past season has found me merging these elements into a raw expression of land, sea and sky combined. It is the essence of these elements I seek to capture, leaving the viewer to write their own dialogue within them.

If you are interested in finding out more about my work please contact me on: 07624 266575

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  1. Ian Cottom avatar
    Ian Cottom Mar 23, 2014

    I saw you and your wonderful work on Songs of Praise tonight and was enthralled by your ability and also your modesty. Some of you paintings have a Turneresque mystique about them—lovely. Wish I could replicate your talent but I guess, at 86, I reckon it’s just too late!   Ian.

  2. Roger avatar
    Roger Mar 23, 2014

    I thought what you said on songs of praise was really good that you did not ditch your faith to achieve your dreams. So many people do and end up miserable and unhappy. I like your paintings. Have you thought of writing a book?


  3. Anton avatar
    Anton Mar 23, 2014

    Dear Petrina, love your work very much. There is so much life in your paintings,the way you depict the light is inspiring. Loved the painting we saw of yours when we saw you on Songs of Praise, which we watch, after returning home from church on Sunday evenings. Long may you continue painting and may God bless you as He and you fill our lives with beauty which helps us through our life’s journey.

  4. Petrina Kent avatar
    Petrina Kent Mar 24, 2014

    Dear Anton, This is so kind of you and also such an encouragement. My aim is to paint from the heart with the hope that it will be seen and bless others. To hear that it has indeed been a blessing is just lovely. Thank you.

  5. Petrina Kent avatar
    Petrina Kent Mar 28, 2014

    Dear Ian, I loved your comments and thank you. I just wanted to say that it’s never too late!! Keep going. Petrina

  6. elies avatar
    elies Apr 3, 2014

    Love your art was looking for a painting with trees for me & a friend of mine. Her mother tried to protect trees. I know one of your paintings was with trees & light.

  7. Petrina Kent avatar
    Petrina Kent Apr 4, 2014

    Dear Elies,
    Thank you for your enquiry regarding tree paintings.
    There are a number of tree paintings with light on the “Entrance To Light ’ page on the website. If you would like to have a look then contact me again, I can let you know the prices etc.
    Today I will Add some more tree paintings you might like to also consider. I will add a page and call it ‘miscellaneous’, so if you keep an eye on the web site you should see more.
    Once again, thank you.
    Kind regards,

  8. Brian Smith aka Melioratus avatar

    You are an inspirational artist with a creative and caring soul!  Thank you for making our world a better place!

  9. Petrina Kent avatar
    Petrina Kent Apr 5, 2014

    So kind, You cheered my day!

  10. John Campbell avatar
    John Campbell May 23, 2014

    Hi Petrina, I was on the island for a couple of days this week and came across a print that immediately struck a chord with me as a “biker”.

    I bought a copy of “Going Forward or Looking Back” which reminds me so much of each trip I take over the mountain course.

    Thank you very much for the “memory” which will be displayed prominently in my home.

  11. Petrina Kent avatar
    Petrina Kent May 24, 2014

    Dear John,
    So kind of you to take the time to feed back regarding the print. I’m glad you liked it, it’s always good to hear about work being appreciated. Thanks again, Petrina

  12. Christine Huck avatar
    Christine Huck Feb 28, 2015

    Hi Petrina,

    I left a comment for you but I don’t see it anymore. I wonder if I’m not posting right?
    I am doing some jewelry for a ministry (https://www.facebook.com/pages/OE-Network/762954983751096) and would really like to use your painting of the throne room of God. I love it. Is that a possibility?