Patricia Ariel is a contemporary artist based in the Pacific Northwest. Although part self-taught, she had some formal instruction in visual arts that included classic drawing training and graphic and fashion design. Besides drawing and painting, Patricia has expressed herself since early age through different artistic languages like theater, dance, and music. Patricia’s art is strongly influenced by her spirituality and insights about the connections of men with nature and magic, and the spiritual/psychic dimensions. From her passion for the figurative art combined with patterns, expressionistic abstracts, and esoteric symbolism, she uses a realistic representation of the human figure in an attempt to merge reality with the immaterial. In her paintings of haunting and mysterious figures, she evokes her own experiences with loneliness, isolation, and inadequacy, as well as escapism and the search for transcendence from the material reality.