Pathways always seem to emerge within my pieces. If I’m in the “groove” I’m enjoying the journey I travel during the creative process.
Exploration and experimentation are the guiding forces in Pat’s life and work. Her journey through life has taken her from St. Louis, Missouri to Paris, France, to Monterey County and the Sierra Foothills of California, and all the way to Hickory, NC. Pat explores and experiments with oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, Raku pottery and her exquisite handmade paper. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm with her painting and pottery students. Pat describes herself as a “hands-in and hands-on” artist.
Every artist’s work is influenced by those with whom they have contact. Every “trigger” prompts an idea and a concept is born.
Moving to North Carolina has provided a backdrop of the Western Carolina Mountains and the country roads of the Piedmont. This environment lends itself to new attitudes and expressions in her work.
As Pat puts it: “My work reflects my travels, my home, my love of nature and my interests in expression and experimentation. I continuously attempt to step into the unknown and test new and innovating methods and materials – testing my patience and challenging what’s conventional.”
Pat is proud to say “I paint outside the lines.”