About Patricia Kluwe Derderian

I’ve always loved to draw, even the smell of my uncle’s colored pencils inspired me to major in architecture - since art was not an option in the little city where I was raised in Brazil. I used my art to express my projects and ideas. It also became my way of thinking. In my artwork, first I draw freely and loosely the subject of my paintings. After that, I let my feelings guide me while I put color inside the lines, one after the other without any real commitment to reality. Just letting the energy flow and the painting tell me what it wants to be. As a local Artist, I fully appreciate and enjoy the amazing diversity of the Tampa Bay area and truly believe that Art from all its possible forms plays an important role in harmoniously connecting people.