Patricia Ortiz is a professional art restorer with more than 20 years of international experience in restoration of paintings, frames, sculptures and other objects. Patricia was born in Spain, lived in Ireland and the U.S, and is currently already more than 10 years living in the Netherlands.
Patricia Ortiz completed a master study in restoration of painting and frames at the Complutense University in Madrid. In the Prado Museum in Madrid she gained experience with technical analysis of paintings. At the university and in the museum she worked on many restoration projects, such as the Basilica of Avila.
Patricia has a vast experience in restoring paintings, frames, sculptures and other objects. During ten years she worked and lived in Ireland where she restored paintings for the National Gallery in Dublin. During this period she specialized in 19th century oil paintings from Spanish, Irish and British masters, such as Murillo, Soroya, Lawrence, Reynolds, Orpen and Lavary among many others.
The past 10 years Patricia worked in the Netherlands and specialized in Dutch masters and movements. She has a lot of experience with painters from the Hague school such as Willem Maris, Jozef Israels, Floris Arntzenius, Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch, and many other masters like Rembrandt and Ferdinand Bol. Patricia works for private persons, companies and musea. For Museum Gouda and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam she restored many paintings and objects
Patricia follows courses, workshops en seminars to upkeep and extend her knowledge, like for example “New Cleaning Methods” by Richard Wolbers of the Delaware University in Newark, U.S. She has a broad local and international network of art restorers with expertise in different disciplines.
Patricia is a real art lover and often visits museums and exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad. As painter Patricia also has her own collection of paintings.
Regularly Patricia Ortiz gets in the news related to her restoration activities. Below you can find some of her publications:
- Museum Gouda
- Streekblad Zoetermeer
- Algemeen Dagblad
- Gouda TV
- Goudse Post
- Au Courant journal of Restorers Netherlands
- Irish Post
- El diario de Avila