About the Artist
Born in New York, Patrizia moved to Texas at the age of seven where she lived for several years. Her passion for art began at a very young age, and as a toddler she could be found clutching her crayons while sleeping. She won recognition in early school years with her creative work. As a serious inspired young teen she was commissioned to copy the Old Masters, including: Paul Klee, Picasso, Modigliani and Gaughin. Her main influences in the art world are Mary Cassat, Gaughin and Gustav Klimpt. She studied fine art at the University of Texas in Austin, the University of Mexico UNAM, the University of the Americas, and the University of San Francisco in Guadalajara, Mexico. In Mexico City she studied with the late Mexican muralist Benito Messeguer. Mexico City was vibrant, exciting and inspiring. She lived in many areas of Mexico, totally emerging herself into the culture.
Her first trip to Maui changed her life. She knew instinctively that she was meant to live in Hawaii and paint the beauty of its people, tropical flowers and inspiring landscapes. She spent many summers on the island of Maui, studying the dance of Hula, photographing the Hawai'ian women and children, the vibrant exotic flowers and the lush landscapes of the islands. She delights in capturing the essence of the islands in her work.
Currently Patrizia is living her dream as an artist on Maui, where she has resided now for 13 years. She continues to travel throughout the world, enriching the color pallatte of her soul, from which she draws to create her vibrant works of both art and photography. Her bold sense of color, composition, and vivid expression is captivating to art collectors worldwide, bringing her to a class of fine artists. Her works have been shown internationally in galleries such as: Lassen Gallery, Gallery 505, European Masters, Lahaina Art Society, Ritz Carlton, Kapalua Artist Collection, Prison Gallery, Front Room Gallery, IACC Mexico City, and more.