Brattleboro, VT has been home to Pat for 35 years. She grew up in upstate NY where she inherited her love of art from her mother who gave her drawing lessons at the kitchen table. After a fulfilling career as a speech and language pathologist Pat decided it was time to follow her passion and create art full-time.
Currently pastels are one of Pat’s favorite mediums, presenting the opportunity to experiment with the broad spectrum of pastel effects, techniques and rich vibrant colors. For many years, Pat was a dedicated watercolor artist and photographer. She additionally enjoys working in oils, acrylics & mixed media.
Pat has devoted much time honing her technical, visual and artistic skills by attending workshops, classes and college level art and photography courses. She continues to study at the River Gallery School of Art and Community College of Vermont in Brattleboro. She has also studied with Robert Carston, Aline Ordman, Karen Margulis, Robert Federico, Jeannie Rosier Smith, Alain Picard, Desmond O'Hagan and Liz Haywood Sullivan. Pat is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, Saxton's River Art Guild, The Monadnock Area Artists Association and The Arts Council of Windham County.
She enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it be at home or while traveling throughout the US and abroad, where she gets much of her artistic inspiration. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects and is particularly passionate about trying to evoke emotion through her art. Creating art provides joy, comfort, inspiration and magic in her life.
Pat lives in Brattleboro with her partner, rescue dog and two cats, all of whom love summers at their cabin on Lake Champlain in North Hero, Vermont. Her work has been shown in NH, Vermont and in the Lake Chaplain Islands.