After having matriculated at Brits High School, Petro obtained her higher diploma with honours at the Teacher’s College of Education in Pretoria. In 1991, her life time love for art eventually resulted in her enrolling at Pieter Millard Art School. Her love for art led her further a field when she participated in a sculpting course with Charles Gothard. The 2 mediums complimented one another perfectly and further entrenched her talent as an artist. She also did an advanced course in painting with Mimi van der Merwe. Currently she is engaged in “Old Masters” painting techniques with Elizabeth Riding. Petro is an impressionist and although her subjects are diverse, she has a passion for flowers and children. Her work is colourful, bold, fresh and unique. She has fulfilled many commissions, including one for the Ambassador of Algeria. Her paintings have travelled as far a field as Japan, England, Europe, Canada and Australia. Being a devout Christian, Petro believes that God has a purpose for her as an artist, and instils the belief that her paintings will be a blessing to whoever owns them, wherever they may be displayed.