Patrizia Donaera, SAVONA Member Since October 2011 Artist Statement Patrizia has gathered a 29 years long experience as an illustrator.
Her creative and unique style has attracted many Publishing Houses to her work including Italian De Agostini Ragazzi, the French Publishing House Nathan, the American Scholastic Inc. , the chinese Daylight Publishing House, the Korean Agaworld Co. as well as the English Publishing Houses Dorling Kindersley, Usborne and Ladybird.
Patrizia attended the European Institute of Design in Milan for Illustration from 1985-1987.
Her work is mostly made according to traditional techniques, watercolor, inks and colored pencils . Her favorite subject for illustration was the animal realm; she attempts to grasp the magic and expressiveness of animals without altering their natural features.
Thus she accomplished remarkable mastery in natural history and educational publishing, forming in time a unique and personal style, appealing to the taste of adults and children alike.
Her illustrations have been recognized international,in particular her animal and botanical artwork for children's books. In fact, Patrizia's work has been selected twice to be exibited at the 2000 and 2007 "Illustrators Exhibition" at the Bologna Children's Book Fair which she attends annually.
In 2007, after the "Illustrator's Exhibition" in Bologna ,Patrizia's work was displayed in a number of Art Museums several of which the most important ones in Japan and Korea.
In 2017 she was invited to partecipate in the Original Illustration Exhibition of “ Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award” in Shanghai,China.
Specialties: Natural History Illustration, Botanical illustration, Children's Books, YA books, Non-fiction, Educational Books, Watercolor, Découpage, Magazines, Greeting cards