Pat likes to define her primary medium as "color". Working in acrylic, watercolor and pastel, color is the key that unifies her work.
Pat seeks to infuse vibrancy into her subjects by incorporating subtle colors that enrich and harmonize all elements. Recently, she's enjoyed incorporating paint-pouring with brushwork. She finds it a delightful challenge to develop images from the random patterns created by the process.
Pat grew up in Ohio, and has 40 years experience as a potter, tile designer, muralist and digital illustrator. She's taught classes for adults and children at art leagues, art studios, galleries and in private settings since the 1970's.
Pat learned the fundamentals of art at Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, OH during the early 1970's. Pat earned her BFA from Quincy University in IL 2002 and an MALS in Art History from Findlay University in OH in 2006. From 2008-2010, she studied print production and digital media at the Rhode Island School of Design. She's attended several workshops in watercolor and is a past member of the Great River Watercolor Society in IL.
She continues to help others discover the pleasure of painting when her opportunities for teaching expanded with a move to Fort Myers in 2016.
Pat's paintings continue to garner awards in shows and are collected by clients across the globe.