Petra Zantingh


Visual artist & art educator.

Working in mixed media, I combine graphite, water-based pigments, and inks to prepared wood panels and seal them with UV varnish, wax, or acrylic mediums. This approach to painting is unpredictable and allows for a unique flow and rhythm of colour and texture that bring the subject matter and themes together. As the water evaporates the pigment is left on the surface and creates mysterious designs and marks and I layer those to further craft the painting.


As an art educator, Iā€™m interested in discovering how teaching art influences my own practice and how my work benefits the people I teach. My lesson plans are kept in sketchbooks to allow the visual to take precedence over the text. Watching people develop their technical skills, aesthetic sensibilities, and experience the joy of making is very rewarding.

I teach at Redeemer University College ( in the Art and Education departments. At Visual Arts Mississauga ( I teach a 19th & 20th-century watercolour class. I also teach art at Indwell (

My current project involves illustrating trees in scripture. If you're interested in learning more please follow this link to my blog:


Master of Arts (MA in Art Education) Concordia University, 2015
BFA , Concordia University, 1999


The Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education, 2014
Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award, 2014