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Petra Fallaux’s Contemporary Quilts Inspire in Florida Museum

When she is not on ‘Springboard Time,’ Springboard Design’s Creative Director Petra Fallaux is busy working in her studio on the beautiful quilts featured at www.petrafallaux.com and in exhibitions such as the one that is about to close at the A.E.Backus Museum, Fort Pierce, Florida. Backus, Florida’s preeminent landscape painter, inspired a generation of landscape painters including the legendary Highwaymen to focus on Florida’s unique natural character.

Fallaux was similarly inspired by the landscape of her native land – not Florida but The Netherlands – to abstract her favorite landscape in colorful contemporary compositions of hand dyed fabrics.

The exhibition and Ms. Fallaux’s accompanying lecture at the museum were a big hit.

You can read more about it here:

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/apr/12/buckus-gallery-takes-quilts-off-the-bed-and-onto/