In the 1980s, Patricia discovered her passion for art in the Amsterdam underground scene, where the word ‘selfmade’ was already commonplace. She experimented with poetry, painting and physical performances, exploring mental as well as literal limits. In 1995 she graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld academy. She has always been attracted by interrogating reality and approaching it from a fresh, personal, and philosophical perspective. Patricia has created and designed various experimental art festivals, -exhibitions, - diners, under the name Test-Portal, now Art.