About Me

About My Art:

I love color and I enjoy experiment with all kinds of materials and subjects.

My creative process is rather unplanned. I usually paint what my heart tells me. Sometimes it feels like spring flowers and scenic landscapes, other times it begs me to paint portraits. The freedom of painting without limitations let’s me be creative.

Although, painting and drawing have been in my blood since I can remember, I graduated with a degree of Graphic Design. But it didn’t take long before my love for painting re-directed my future. I am continuously taking classes to learn new techniques and always striving to learn more.

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I sell paintings locally and online. I’ve worked with interior designers in customs requests. Some of my pieces have travel as far as Australia and found new homes in Ireland, England and Germany among many other cities. The internet has shorten distances and given us all a way to connect. The same goes for art. I believe it creates a special bond between the artist and the buyer, both linked by the emotional and visual energy of the artwork.

Whether it has been a listed item or custom order I accept nothing less than complete satisfaction and a big smile. It is important to me that when you open the package it takes your breath away. I am also thankful for all the great reviews and five stars record at my Etsy Shop. : ) Remember to check it by clicking the number next to the five stars!

I will be happy to hear from you. Please contact me for more details.

To get prints of my work, please visit my website http://www.awapara.com
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Materials:I use high quality paints and cotton canvas, boards and panels to create each piece. Some of the brand names are Golden, Rembrandt and Williamsburg. And of course, lots of Love!Medium and Large painting will come with a certificate of authenticity.


Thank you again for stopping by and your support!Pati :)


Favorite Quotes
‘You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle.’ –Albert Einstein
‘When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.’ –Paulo Coelho


Exhibitions:

Nov. 2013 RAWartist, Art Exhibition
April 2007 Elite Art Editions, Spring Art Exhibition
Peru Expo 2007, Sheraton Hotel
June 2004 Miami-Dade College Art Gallery, 37th Annual Student Exhibition

HONORS AND AWARDS
‘FEELINGS’
2005 Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 22nd Gold Circle Awards program for College and Universities: Single Illustration Rendering of Photographic Material ‘Feelings’ Miambiance, Miami-Dade College at Kendall, Miami, FL;
2004 MIAMBIANCE Magazine, ‘Feelings’, Oil on Canvas was published on the Magazine of Arts & Literature ~Volume 13 ~ Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus.
2004 Miami-Dade College Art Gallery, 37th Annual Student Exhibition, Presented Third Place Award for ‘Feelings’, Oil on Canvas.

My little piece of heaven, my studio. You could see a photo here. Is where I spend hours on end mixing paint and stroking my brushes into the canvas.


My story… It begun around forty years ago, in a far, far away land… ok, not so far, just 5,000 miles, in a city called Lima -Peru. Known for their delicious dishes like “Ceviche” and “Lomo Saltado”. And recently “Machu-Picchu” was declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

If you ever travel to Peru, these are places you must see before you leave.

Anyway, getting back to my story… after 16 years of Peruvian Ceviche, my parents moved us (my three sisters and me) to the US. Change is always difficult, but we adjusted quickly. Through the years, life happened, and art became a long forgotten passion. I didn’t get married* or had kids, but I had to pay bills and had to have fun, which i did plenty, so I m not complaining.

It wasn’t until my thirties that I got a chance to take an art class. It had been years since I was around art supplies, so at the store, I got an adrenaline rush!  After that, I took a few more classes, won a few awards, and got hooked to creating new pieces. The strange thing was that it took me 10 years to gather focus, discipline and the courage needed to follow my dreams.

Now, here I am! finally quit my day job to do what i love. I am painting, growing as an artist and enjoying the process. It is a humbling experience.

*Update: Recently status change. I got married. :)


Another bit about me and my writing:

Learning the language was easier than anticipated. As I mentioned above, when we moved here I was already 16 years old. It took me a few months to understand my peers and a year to communicate clearly. In spite of learning the language while young, my accent and grammatical deficiencies hunts me till this day. So, I apologize in advance for any grammatical errors and quirky sentences :D.

As you see, English is not my first language, but I love it. Just don’t ask me to pronounce the word cop, cup, or cap. I promise, it will all sound the same.

In my college years, I had an awful experience while taking English 101 (fist level). My Professor was ruthless. I even cried of frustration a couple of times (in my thirties). Consequently, I left the other required English classes for last, but I needed them to graduate. At this point in my life I had more confidence and was ready to face another mean teacher, if necessary. However, I landed in a class taught by the most amazing Professor, Caridad McCormick. She is amazing. Not only did she had great skills, but encouraged me to write. I found a love I never thought I had. Writing became a new passion.

It was not until a few years ago that I had the idea of writing a book and only until a few months ago that I actually did it. I never thought much about the process either. One day, I decided I wanted to write it, so I did. I am still working on a Novel, titled “Anticipation”. Editing is the hardest part of all. But I still have hope to finish soon :D . It’s been an exhilarating learning  experience.


Thank you again for stopping by and your support!

Pati :)


‘You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle.’ –Albert Einstein
‘When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.’ –Paulo Coelho


138 Comments on “About Me

  1. Hello, I just wanted to know what your influences are as a painter? as I have to write about you for my art homework. :) I really admire your work. It is amazing!

    • Wow! I’m honored that you chose to write about me, Misha. I wonder, how did you find my work, and why did you chose me?

      I would love if you could send me a copy when done. You may send it to pati@awaparastudio.com

      To answer your question… My biggest influence was Van Gogh. The colors and texture of his paintings drew me in. With the years i continued experimenting with color and lots of texture. Inspiration comes from nature, color and the hope to create pieces that opens people’s hearts to positive emotions. I also believe that my intense love for life is one of the keys to my colorful artwork.

      Good luck with your paper!

      Cheers
      Pati

  2. Patricia, i just wanted to visit a bit to ty for liking some of poetry/ art posts,
    encouragement is always really appreciated. i’ve been enjoying the vibrant color and energy
    in your paintings, i’ll have to thank Wendell for lighting the path to your blog.

  3. Hi Patricia,

    I really enjoyed your “about me” and look forward to more of your beautiful paintings, as I’m now following you…thanks to our brother, Wendell, for the introduction!
    Have a lovely Sunday! ♥

    • Wendell, comments like this one, leaves me speechless. What can I response to such a warm note…? I wonder… in the mean time, it is a also a blessing to meet you. Many Blessings :D

  4. You’re an amazing writer and your paintings are unlike anything I have ever seen. Congratulations, and I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. :)

    • Hi Elizabeth, thank you for stopping by and checking my blog. Your generous comments made me blush a bit… heehee I am glad you like my work. I will start posting new pieces on February. :D

  5. Hi, Patricia; I found you through Pauline, The Contented Crafter. Love your artwork! I\m following you now. I don’t always have time to comment, but I’ll be around. ~ Linne

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  7. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

  8. Patricia, lovely introduction and I really like your art. Thanks for jumping over to my own page and liking my own about section. Will continue to take a tour of your site. Well done, excellent. MM 🍀

  9. Woooow… your colors are so amazingly vivid and beautiful and it’s also so cool to see how you can take a photo reference and use it just as a framework for composition but to change the colors to suit your design… definitely gave me some ideas and inspiration, thank you so much :)

  10. Hi Patricia, thanks so much for he “like” on my blog. Your paintings are beautiful, the colors are amazing, they make me smile.
    Karen

  11. Nice story Patricia and what a fantastic bold style of painting. I particularly love the red boot one. Your english is great, way better than some english people!

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I used to teach freshman composition, and I had many students who had been traumatized by earlier experiences with writing classes. I am very happy for you and all of us that you persevered!

  13. It is so nice to meet you Patricia. I would not have found your blog if you had not commented on my painting. I have listened to Leslie’s AHA Radio program for a few years and have learned so much. You are write about meeting new friends and seeing new art. I live in an isolated area and getting to the big city galleries requires several hours of driving. But this – has been amazing. I also love the way you use color. Have a truly wonderful day!

  14. Hi, Patricia. Your favorite quote (by Einstein) reminds me of mine (by Emily Dickinson.)
    “Witchcraft was hung, in History,
    But History and I
    Find all the Witchcraft that we need
    Around us, every Day-“

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