Patricia's Biography

"For me painting is a means through which I f ind expression of life's joy and fulfillment, and I believe art, more than merely being a means of expression itself, also serves as a medium to help us to make peace with our lives through positive and enthusiastic sentiments and regard for the brighter aspects of our existence, escaping from protest, cynicism and selfishness."

Patricia Govezensky was born, raised and educated in Israel, where she also studied art. She graduated with distinction in her art studies at the Avni Institute and the Art Academy at Ramat Hasharon. These two institutes are the most venerable and well known art academies in Israel. After studying for six years she went to Paris for two years, there establishing herself a studio where she devoted herself to painting.

"The background to my work is rooted in the Mediterranean environment where I grew up, which manifests itself in the culture, the landscapes and the colors I paint. The atmosphere in the large cities in which I have worked on, such as coffee houses and street scenes where I find all the possible paradoxes which one can experience in life - happiness and pleasure alongside sadness, isolation and loneliness."

In Patricia's work one will not find landscapes from nature and still lifes as the central factor. They merely provide a background setting to human situations: women confiding intimate secrets, a woman ensconced in private perusal in the confines of her room, people sitting and discussing over coffee etc.

The images which she presents are anonymous and therefore transcended all specif ic consideration of time or place, which places her work in the universal setting and justifies her worldwide success.