Petra Oertlová is a Czech abstract artist who creates her magical pieces under her nickname Oe.
Creating abstract works is her passion. She painted her first abstract picture, which resembles the work “Color Study” by the famous artist Vasily Kandinsky, in 2011. A notable point being that she had never even heard of him. Art history was not something she was very interested in, but it is her unique creativity that is the driving force behind these delightful paintings. Having no degree in art, she never thought she could make a living from it but she was determined to prove herself wrong.
She was approaching her 30th birthday - naturally a sensitive milestone for any woman. She contemplated her personal situation at that exact time - single, childless, a mortgage to pay, and in a job that had not fulfilled her in a long time. ,,I have to make a change!” she said out loud. Moreover,
the Covid-19 pandemic started and she did not really have sufficient savings to focus on her dream. Nevertheless, after 10 years, she decided to leave her job as a manager, lose her steady income, and try to make a living solely from her art. Many people would consider it a reckless decision, but for her,
it was the only way forward, and surely the best personal 30th birthday present ever.
The life of a full-time artist comes with its pitfalls, but she is happier than ever and strives to put all of her energy into her work. In a very short time period she has already built a solid reputation for herself, and has numerous satisfied customers on her books. Amongst others, this is now her third year working with the Golfcentre Open Tour, featuring one of her paintings as the prize for a Hole in One. She has also partnered with several property developers, including international. At the moment she is looking for a studio in Prague, where she can showcase her visionary talent, and also utilise it as a place to encourage others to follow their dreams.
For Petra her philosophy is simple - do not paint something just for the sake of painting. ,,You have to be in the right frame of mind to create something meaningful” she says with a very purposeful look in her eyes. Those are the moments when she lets her intuition and subconscious guide her; the mind must be more open than the eyes. She says that she reaches a point whereby she doesn‘t know exactly what she is doing, just guided by an inner force. Having said this, the paintings still represent a part of herself, her cheerful personality with a sense of mystery. Perhaps that would explain why she has managed to paint the future several times. In 2021, she drew a painting resembling a tornado. Just six days later, a tornado hit the South Moravian region of the Czech Republic. Uncannily enough, she was supposed to be just a few kilometres away on the day of the tornado visiting a friend’s winery.  At the last minute, however, her plans changed, and she attended the birthday party of a famous Czech singer, to whom she personally presented a painting
as a gift that evening. Another time, she drew a picture for her friend, showing the profile of a man’s face on one side. Now, the friend is dating him - not the painting... But a man whose profile looks very similar to the one in the picture. Prominent nose, high forehead, prominent eyebrows... Do you think it’s a coincidence or some sort of divine intervention? There are several stories like that, and more will be revealed as we go along. She says the answer may come later, just like in life - she believes that nothing happens by accident, and in due time, we will find the answer to everything.
Her vision for the future is to combine art with psychology, something that is also a great hobby of hers, and she is planning to offer private therapy sessions using the power of art. Of course, she is also commissioned by collectors to create ‚tailor-made‘ pieces. ,,Each piece is an original, just like my customers,
and they are also the final authors in a unique way‘‘ she says with a warm smile on her face. ‚,Everyone sees what they want to see in any piece of art.‘‘

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