Get Ready to Shake with Color
Petra Eriksson is our newest digital magician of womanly art. Her bold color palette and geometric boldness stopped us cold, and we’re overflowing with joy. She works with large windows and numerous plants around her, and minimal human interactions. Eriksson’s quiet resilience shines through in each striking illustration. Growing up, she was influenced by Disney movies, Studio Ghibli, Tove Jansson’s Moomins, and René Magritte.
This world traveler has moved numerous times in her life, finding the courage to pick up and reestablish herself over and over again. Our Stockholm sweetie currently lives in Barcelona, which she calls a “lovely, creative, and sometimes chaotic little gem.”
Each of these pieces is birthed from Eriksson’s amazing brain, with the help of her Wacom tablet and pen. Her influences range from reading to looking at art, talking with inspiring people, and watching movies. She loves to walk around the city, looking at buildings, watching the people, and discovering street art.
Her daily routine includes working on freelance illustrations, a Crossfit workout, and then working on personal artwork. She’s currently studying Spanish, and loves to go on long walks for some much-needed thinking time.
Do you believe in ghosts?
“No, but I thoroughly believe in being affected by other people’s energies, from the energy of a place. I think this energy is something people sometimes consider as ghosts.”
“Hmm . . . My initial response was no, but that’s just because I imagined a green man with one eye, which I don’t believe in. However, I’m pretty sure that somewhere out there in the universe, there must be some other kind of living creature.”
What is your idea of happiness?
“A healthy body and mind with an abundance. Freedom of living a life with as few things as possible.”
What is your favorite virtue?
“I see myself as a kind person, which is a personality trait that’s sometimes overlooked.”
What is your present state of mind?
What’s one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?
“Relax a bit, and be kinder to yourself.”
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