Patricia is a mixed-media artist and poet from New York City and also author of PLUTO: POEMS & PROSE, her 2014 debut.
Raised in New York City, I always had a love of art and writing. My complex childhood involving a difficult divorce and my mother's long illness greatly influenced my need for expression through art. Much of my early working career revolved around the excitement of the fashion and publishing worlds. Although they never quite captured my heart, they did ignite my affinity for computer technology and design, leading to a graphic design career. A decade later, motherhood became an interesting catalyst to my inward journey, a soulful work-in-progress, authenticating my spirit and self-expression, through art and writing, continuing until this day and I foresee in the days lying ahead of me. In 2014, I published my first poetry collection, PLUTO: POEMS & PROSE, inspired by rebirth within the virtue of unfiltered truth.
Second Place Award Recipient, Curator Lisa D'Amico (Goddess by Patricia Blanco) [link]
Group, Take Flight, Inside Small Art Exhibits - Rockland County, NY (75 original works in a virtual art exhibit, May 24-July 27. Artists from around the world interpret their ideas about flight.)
Group, Cut Pieces, Emerge Gallery - Saugerties, NY (A collage art exhibit. A virtual artist discussion & virtual art tour can be found in LINKS.)
Group, 4th Annual Member's Exhibition, Garner Arts Center - Garnerville, NY (GARNER Arts/Historic District - 19th century industrial architecture on 14 acres.)