My name is Patricia, and I am an artist of surrealist, mystic and visionary themes. I was born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I lived and worked until moving to the United States. Since I was a little child, I have been enjoying to give life to my private world through my drawings and writings. I have been drawing since the age of three, never remembering a single time of my life when I was not exploring some type of creative language. I have been also a performing artist, acting, dancing, and singing since my late teens. Although I am part self-taught, I had some formal training in visual arts that included academic drawing classes and a background in Fashion Design. My love for teaching took me to a bachelors degree in Art Education with a specialization in History of Art from the Rio de Janeiro State University. But it was just after leaving my homeland that I considered the possibility of becoming a fine artist more seriously. Currently I have been consistently building a body of work based on my passion for the figurative art combined with ornamental abstracts. My inspiration and aesthetic references come from several sources, from the theater and ballet to Eastern Art, from the Art Nouveau and Jugendstil to contemporary Pop Art, including occult symbolism, Tarot, Astrology and metaphysics.