" Color and Light in Landscapes " As an artist choosing to paint landscapes comes from a deep love and appreciation for the natural world. Fascinated by those special moments of Magic and Beauty and the love of solitude spent in nature is the theme in all her work. The essence of a successful landscape painting is not only the visual scene, but also communicating a mood and a unique feeling experienced by the artist. Captivated by the outstanding beauty of places she has travelled to is a neverending inspiration and is expressed in her current work, reflecting the love she has for the land she has travelled so many times. After a long and successful career with horses as a trainer and breeder, painting has become a full time career and a necessity in her life. Petra Ackermann lives in her native Germany