Patricia van Essche:
Dedicated to living an artful life and from an early age, it was the love of drawing, designing and creating led her to follow her dream of illustration. Born and raised in Kentucky, Patricia moved to New York after college to pursue a career in Fashion Design.
Patricia attended the University of Cincinnati’s acclaimed College of Design, Architecture and Art, where she received a BS in fashion design and was awarded the school’s coveted “Golden Brush” award. For 15 years she worked in New York City as a designer and design director for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Liz Claiborne.
Always fascinated with "lifestyles" and desires to capture it on paper, be it "bohemian or luxe, Patricia realized her dream soon after her children were born. She began illustrating for clients and building a business that offered artistic design service to private as well as corporate individuals. Her popular blog draws a very large and loyal audience. Some of her favorite things to draw are people, pets, places, parties and lifestyle vignettes.
"All the Best" blog header was the first blog header Patricia artfully illustrated and is proud to be a part of the all the best profile. Drawing for all the best is a dream and an honor. Many of her clients refer to Patricia's work as whimsical, playful and often comment that it reminds them of Cecil Beaton and a time gone by.