“As a young girl growing up in Minnesota, my family spent most of our free time deep in the woods along the St. Croix River. It was here, in the wild northern woods where my family instilled respect for and appreciation of nature.” My work is heavily influenced in my formative years spent playing in my forest. That early love of nature has become a re-occurring theme in my colorful landscapes. “Nature is where I am most at peace, and hopefully my joyful landscapes convey my appreciation for the wild places.”
Patricia Clendening Buzzerio, an educator and artist was born in the United States. Patricia has made her home in Europe and both coasts of the United States, as well as her beloved Midwest. While living in the South of France, she started painting with oils to capture the crystal bright sunlight and the rich verdant landscapes.
Her abstracted oil paintings, blend rich color harmonies with essential elements of place. Her powerful, expressive brushstrokes emphasize the natural beauty of evocative terrains. Visual simplicity, rich textures and joyful color combinations are key elements in Patricia’s work. Her artwork is collected throughout North America, Russia, Japan, Africa and Europe. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters Degree from Chapman University, California and multiple certificates and endorsements for teaching. Patricia has also received art training at several schools and has been painting professionally for over fifteen years. She currently lives in Holland with her family.