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Casa de Campo is full of artists! As well as the many young and talented artists at the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design there are many other established and well-known artists who call Casa de Campo their home and Patou is one of these artists! Patou has been living (somewhat part-time) in Casa de Campo for over a year now and has been drawing on the serenity and natural beauty of Casa de Campo for inspiration for her beautiful abstract paintings. Patou, being a very welcoming friendly person invited me into her home to view her paintings and her workshop which overlooks her gorgeous garden.

Patou’s art, on display in her own home

As well as paintings on canvas, Patou creates ‘art trays’ – a very simple concept, which is very beautiful! Patou takes an ordinary tray and adds one of her paintings to create a bright and colourful tray!

One of Patou’s tray/tables

Here Patou describes herself, her artwork and her history:

“Art is magical. Welcome to my world”

It all began at a very young age, I was seven years old. At the recommendation of my art teacher I started to attend art classes at a studio where I was given lessons in drawing, painting with water color, painting with oil after school. I entered and started to win art competitions. I continued my studies by attending college at “ L’ Ecole d’Art et Plastiques”. After graduating I worked in various studios with fellow artists and it was through these experiences that I also learned to sculpt clay, create furniture and jewelry. I soon started to exhibit my works. I had exhibitions in Paris, New York and Miami. These exhibitions gave me recognition and exposure to people who began to collect my works. I have been a professional artist for over 30 years. In 1989 I fell in love with the world of abstract. Abstract gave me the path to express deeply my emotions. For the last 20 years I have chosen to paint abstract which does not express an abstraction for me.I became obsessed with color and movement it became my signature. I have often worked with Charities, like the United Way and the Biltmore, and many more, it is a great feeling to be able to help people through my work. I try to be a free spirit and dare to explore every path. It is a permanent invitation to the curiosity of my mind. Why do I paint ? I paint to be alive. I paint to breathe. I paint because it is my passion for living. I paint to give pleasure and happiness. I paint to leave beauty, grace and gentleness in this world. I paint for the moment and for always. paint because it expresses who I am. Patou
Recent Exhibitions: Since 2005, in collaboration with “Roche-Bobois” some of my paintings are in their Showrooms: Coral Gables, Palm Beach, Naples, Boston, and Washington. Galerie du Metropole, Monte-Carlo 1996 Chateau de Cap d’Ail, France 1997 Galerie du Park Palace, Monte-Carlo 1998 Galerie Saint Honore, Paris, France 1999 Biltmore coral Gables Miami, USA 1999 Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2000 Biltmore Coral gables Miami, USA 2000 Kidder Smith Gallery, Boston, Ma 2001 Trajan Gallery, Carmel by the sea, CA 2002 Biltmore Coral Gables Miami, USA 2002 Joyce Robin Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2003 Charles Campbell Gallery,San Franscico, CA 2004 St Thomas University, Miami, Fl 2005 Art Miami, Miami 2005 Joyce Robin Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2005 Art Expo, New-York, NY 2006 Navta schlz Gallery, Chicago, IL 2006 Coldsprings Fine art, Los Angeles, CA, 2007 Art Miami, Miami, Fl 2008 Art Miami, Miami, Fl 2009 La historia de Patou:

“El arte es mágico. Bienvenido a mi mundo.”

Todo comenzo a una edad muy joven. Por recomendación de mi profesor empecé a asistir a clases de arte en un estudio donde me dieron lecciones en dibujo, la pintura con acuarela, pintura con olio. Entre y comenze a ganar concursos. Continué mis estudios, asintiendo a la universidad de Ecole d’Art et Plastiques. Después de graduarme trabaje en varios estudios con otros pintores y fue atraves de estas experiencias que también aprendí a esculpir. Pronto comenzaron a exponer mis obras. Tuve exposiciones en Paris, Nueva York y Miami. Estas exposiciones me dieron el reconocimiento y la tolerancia hacia las personas que comenzaron a recopilar mis obras. He sido un pintor profesional desde hace 30 anos. En el 1989 me caí en el mundo de el abstracto. Me obsesioné con el color y el movimiento. Esto se convirtió en mi firma. Resumen me dio el camino para expresar mis emociones. Muchas veces trabajado con instituciones de caridad como El United Way y El Biltmore y otros. Es una gran sensacion de ser capaz de ayudar a traves de mis pinturas. Durante las últimos 20 anos he elegido pintar abstracto que no expresa una abstracción para mi. Soy un espíritu libre me atrevo a explorar todos los caminos. Es una invitacion permanente a la curiosidad de mi mente. Porqué Pinto? Pinto para vivir Pinto para respirar Pinto porque es mi pasión por la vida Pinto para dejar de la belleza y la gracia que sale de la dulzura en el mundo Pinto porque expreso lo que soy Patou