Patrizia has gathered a 32 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 is 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 internationally, in particular her animal and botanical artwork for children's books.
In fact, Patrizia's work has been selected twice to be exhibited  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.
 Patrizia has illustrated the book “I do not want to be a little Mouse”, for the international cooperative project “ Chinese Story Seeds & World’s Illustration Flowers” written by Mr Cao Wenxuan , winner of Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016. 
In 2017 and 2018 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

“For illustration assignments, please contact my agent Alisa Picerno at”

“Patrizia worked with our publishing company, Wise Ink, for a year perfecting a children's picture book with incredibly high standards. Her dedication to the project, the quality of her work, and her willingness to work through challenges made her one of the best partners we've ever worked with. Her illustrations convey the warmth and personality of animals while still looking realistic. She is my first choice pick for any picture book that needs a timeless, classic look. I hope we can partner with her in the future! “
December 15, 2020
Victoria Petelin, Publishing Coordinator at Wise Ink Creative Publishing (U.S.A)

“We have always been delighted with Patrizia's art work. Patrizia researches her topics exceptionally well so her illustrations of animals, birds, and other wildlife are always perfectly executed. She infuses her work with an underlying sense of humour which is often exhibited through the use of unusual perspectives. Patrizia communicates really well - I just wish I could send emails in Italian as well as Patrizia does in English! We have no hesitation in recommending Patrizia's work ... just as long as our projects come first!”
 August 15, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, Creative
hired Patrizia as a Children's Book Illustrator in 2010, and hired Patrizia more than once

Denise Ryan, Managing Director and Publisher - Denise Ryan & Associate (Australia)

“Patrizia is a talented and professional illustrator who I have worked with many times on the Usborne Beginners series. Patrizia is always a pleasure to work with, and produces consistently beautiful work.” 
August 17, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity
hired Patrizia as a Illustration in 2007, and hired Patrizia more than once

Zoe Wray, Managing Designer - Usborne Publishing (England)

from : Original Illustration Exhibition of  "2017 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award' in Shanghai, China." When I Was A Child

from : Original Illustration Exhibition of  "2018 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award' in Shanghai, China."

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