"Woman's Eternal Femininity"

Humour, sensuality, heat of the colors, fluidity of her generous characters' movements, these are the hand of this unique artist. 
• Patricia SIMSA’s favourite subjects are women and more specifically the woman. The woman isolated in the intimacy of her unaffected poses and occupations, which enables the peeping toms we all are to read, or at least, to imagine her thoughts. Patricia SIMSA gives us in total frankness and sincerity her personal image of what Goethe called in much more solemn terms "woman’s eternal femininity".


• Patricia SIMSA’s art seems to enjoy a perpetual holiday and it invites us to participate in its witty extravagances. For humour and high spirits – implying the good-natured perception, not devoid of a keen perspicacity, of the human condition – are part of her creative powers in the fields both of the art of painting and the indirect expression of a philosophical approach to everyday life.


• The supports of Patricia SIMSA's paintings are used are mixed media, e.g. on wood panel or canvas. The major part of the painting is brushed with acrylic. Then Patricia SIMSA adds some collages with well chosen and original wallpapers. For her paintings, the texture of the wallpaper is soft. Sometimes, she has used paper mache for the lamps or man suits. On top of this, she uses oil pastel to draw the contours of the figures and to sign.


French Figurative Artist 

European Exhibitions

• Born in Paris in 1961
• Patricia SIMSA had her first solo exhibition since 1992, and her works are very popular in Europe. She is a multidisciplinary artist and doesn’t focus her research on only one medium, initially she began with sculpture and then turned towards painting.

• Thanks to the mastery of technique of Patricia SIMSA which is much better than simply descriptive, her power of staging events and her skillful and sensitive use of color, she succeeds in actually drawing us into her own little world and to make us adopt it without any restriction.


• All the shapes and all the colors match perfectly and are in unison, as if they were parts of a chromatic orchestra in which each instrument developed freely its own personality, while contributing to the common harmony. Patricia SIMSA’s canvases seem to emit a kind of softly hummed refrain.


• Art should be entitled occasionally to a period of relaxation. When the need for it arises, it puts on its spectacles with deforming lenses, it makes use of filters that intensify the colors, it squints in order to bring about kaleidoscopic effects and to see around the corners and it rejects all utter appearances and archaic conventions.