Kokopelli Art Studio - Shirley Petkau
Kāpiti Arts Guide Listing no. 42
Shirley began painting in the early 60's when her focus was landscapes. However, due to commitments to family and career, there was no time to engage in this activity until recently. In 2013 Shirley retired from her career with a major corporation in Phoenix, Arizona.
She and her husband Slim subsequently immigrated to New Zealand. They were most fortunate to find a property in Waikanae which also housed an office that Slim converted into a comfortable studio. Shirley decided that landscapes no longer interested her so began a new phase.
Her artist instincts have resulted in abstract paintings in vibrant colors and unique free-flowing shapes that have won her awards such as from 2017 Rotary Art Show. She encourages viewers to bring their own interpretation of what they see in her paintings. Shirley has done commission work for clients in Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand.
Artistic medium: Painting
Kāpiti Arts Trail
8 Rimu Street, Waikanae
Open by appointment during the year.
Phone: 04 479 5725
Facebook: Kokopelli Art Studio
Payment options available: Cash only.
Accessibility: Suitable for all