I think through my hands and making art is how I come to understand the world.

I have been making art for over thirty years and have exhibited nationally. I graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design (now Ringling College of Art and Design) in Sarasota, Florida in 1980 with a degree in Painting and began working at the college in library as a cataloger. I continued to make art alongside my dream job of cataloging art books and working in an artistic community. The job grew and changed as I did and during my 25 year stint there I was fortunate to work with some very fine folks, helped to build an amazing collection and coordinate the purchase of the artist's book collection. My husband, a printmaker, and I met there in 1989 when he joined the faculty and we only left in 2005 to come to South Dakota where he became Associate Professor of Printmaking at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. I opened this shop in 2010 as a way to bring my work to people at an affordable cost. My work has always been rather small scale and intimate and the works in MissouriBendStudio represent a variety of my interests. Each work is unique....this is definitely not a shop where anything is made in production....I am an artist and the work evolves as I do and reflects my understanding of life as the days flow by, all too quickly.

I began a daily drawing practice in January of this year (2012) and those works asked to have their very own shop, MissouriBendMusings, which you can find here on Etsy:

Hope you find the work interesting and engaging....thanks so much for browsing! Please feel free to contact me with questions or just to say hi!
Patti Roberts-Pizzuto
owner, maker, Mixed Media Art
Graduated with a degree in Painting from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Worked there in the library for twenty-five years before moving to South Dakota in 2005. I make my home & studio on the banks of the Missouri River.