Life Is A Visual Story

Gansbaai-based artist, Petro Shingalana puts brush to canvas, creating stunning artworks that are sought after by art lovers from around the world. Using hand-stretched canvasses to paint on, Petro’s medium of choice is oil paint. Natures inspiration is reflected in the calmness and beauty of her work, which currently focuses on the ocean and people. Although subject matter varies, a firm favourite is her celebrated paintings of majestic African lions, from which Petro takes her name. Petro’s artworks can be viewed online or by appointment at her studio.

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Petro adopted her artistic name “Shingalana” from a young female lioness which she painted early on in her career as an artist which began in 1993.

Each year Petro would challenge herself to learn something new by completing a course and it was in this time that she saw an advert for an art course that was being offered in Muizenberg. Her art teacher was astonished to discover that Petro had never had any previous training and had in fact never drawn or painted before. Charcoal was her first medium of choice and later she moved on to oil paints. 

Highlights in Petro’s interesting career include:

  • Teaching art to trauma patients and prisoners
  • Owning her own art gallery in Tulbagh 
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Petro Shingalana aspires to inspire everyone to own at least one original piece of artwork. She has made this aspiration a reality by ensuring that her art is affordable and easily accessible.

For more information on art sales and to arrange for a visit to her gallery in Franskraal nearby Gansbaai, contact Petro Shingalana directly.



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