Ater moving to Australia five years ago from South America, Patty Galvez has opened her first exhibition with the Warrnambool and District Artists Society since calling Illowa home.
"I've travelled extensively, I've always thought that everything was an adventure," she said.
"When I moved here, friends introduced me to the art group and I'm very happy to be a part of it and work together with the other artists.
"Now I have a new adventure."
Born in Peru and taking up the brush and easel at the age of 14, Ms Galvez graduated from the Montemar Institute of Arts and Graphic Design in Lima and has exhibited her work in Peru and in several art shows in the past five years.
Ms Galvez has also worked and studied interior design and incorporates this technology into her pieces.
"I use water colours, charcoal, pastels and ink and I've learnt a lot of different technologies through my job which you can see in this exhibition," she said.
"I like colours and I paint with the brightest colours and I try to make everything a bit different."
Her artistic style reflects her South American upbringing, her European heritage and more recently the influences of the south-west.
The exhibition of Ms Galvez's work can be viewed at the Merri View Gallery, Warrnambool until the end of September.
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