Patricia Van Den Nieuwenhuijzen (Manzitti)

"I have been painting since I was 18 months old. I am a self-taught artist who is deeply in love with all that God has created, that which is tangible and that which I see through the eyes of inspiration. I also teach Mathematics and Statistics at University. Despite mathematics, art is my true love.”

Flower Garden - Oil on linen 91 x 91 x 3.8 cm

Patricia Manzitti was born and raised in Australia to Italian parents. A self-taught artist, over the years she has developed her artistic skills through a variety of mediums, including acrylics, pastels, oil, and charcoal but she prefers oil.

Her use of color gives life to her works as also a spirit of joy and love. Patricia has a particular and innate predisposition to tonal composure and overall vision. Her works allow a glimpse into her exclusive style that is original and valid in the artistic world.

Patricia paints to tell her relationship with nature and the world that inspires her, and a source of pleasant enchantment for the soul and source of infinite sensitivity. Through every one of her paintings there is never a complete detachment from reality; instead, she successfully bridges that which is transcendent and surreal with that which is real. In short, an integration of vision that touches the soul.

Over the past years Patricia has earned the respect and recognition by the Art world expressed by the wards she has so far received:

• Diego Velazquez trophy 2016

• David Bernini trophy 2016

• Palmo D’Oro Monaco 2014

• Rubens Award 2015

• 2014 Best Artist award, EA Editore

• Premio Conca d’oro 2014

• Roma Incontra Leonardo award 2014

• Vibrazioni del colore award 2014

• Contemporary Artist Recognition by Vittorio Sgarbi

• Personalized critique by Jose Dali 2015

• Special prize – Anna Frank

• 2018 Pablo Picasso Trophy

• European Master of Art 2019

Dancing Blooms - Mixed media on linen 60 x 50 x 3.8 cm
Tree of Life - Oil on linen 91 x 91 x 3.8 cm
Hybrid - Oil on linen 101 x 101 x 3.8 cm
Bush Forest - Oil on canvas 76 x 101 x 3.8 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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