Patricia is self taught; painting in mixed media and encaustic for nine years. Her work has appeared in several gallery shows around central Michigan; her home from 1999-2004, and in Washington, where she now resides.
Having the good fortune of working from her own studio on site at her home, Patricia is able to play daily with new ideas that incorporate a variety of mediums into her work. One can find watercolor under encaustic; acrylic as a basis for oil; pastel worked into a watercolor collage. The nature of her work allows for experimentation and interplay of materials without getting caught up in any limitations of medium, style or discipline.
While keeping her own work in progress, Patricia also teaches workshops and holds demonstrations in the Seattle and Portland area. She will teach through Sitka Center for the Arts in Oregon, ArtFest Port Townsend in Washington, Mendocino Art Center in California as well as through her studio in 2007. She rounds out her life with the raising of her four children; all boys ages 17-11 years old.