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From her hilltop studio aerie, Patricia van Essche, better known to her clients, fans and followers as PVE, creates illustrations and art pieces which depict a celebrated lifestyle of colorful and chic homes, pets, events and more. Whimsical, lively illustrations are the centerpiece of Patricia’s artistry. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky into a talented, entrepreneurial family which led her to attend the University of Cincinnati’s renowned College of Design, Architecture and Art where, as a Fashion Design student, she was awarded the school’s “Golden Brush” award for excellence. For 15 years Patricia lived in Manhattan and traveled the world as a designer and design director for fashion’s elite Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Liz Claiborne brands. She now lives in Westchester County, New York.
Special Place: My Art studio
Magical place: Fogo Island
Ideal dinner date: My husband
Power color: White
Favorite foods: "Big Salads"
Prized possession: Faith, family, friends
Inspiration: Wit and Whimsy
Favorite music: Jazz
Go to hostess gift: Always something home made, Cookies with a hand painted PvE tag
Hidden talent: My fried chicken, I was born in Kentucky!
Free advice: Start over