After 20 years in advertising as a graphic designer and art director, Patricia embarked on a new career in surface design, and quickly fell in love with it. Working from her Nelson Bay studio, the discipline enables her to combine her strong eye for composition with her passion for beautiful hand illustration, creating her signature style.
Born in Brazil, raised in South Africa, and now living in Australia, Patricia is truly a child of the world. She loves seeking out new global influences for her work, which is mostly drawn from the natural environment.
“I love to travel, and often when I’m out walking I’ll spot a flower, tree, or leaves that I photograph and then research, which eventually becomes a design in a collection,” she says. “Because I draw aspects from nature, my inspiration is never-ending.”
Patricia’s work starts as pen on paper, capturing all the details, movement and shape of her subject matter. Her designs are decorative, with a dreamy quality.