Patricia grew up in a small village on Eastern Long Island (New York) and never wanted to be anything other than an artist. She moved to Santa Barbara CA in 1980 and then to New Mexico in 1993 and her work reflects her love of the desert southwest and the mountains surrounding her. Patricia has won both national and international awards and her works are in private collections worldwide. In addition to winning a Niche Award in 2008 and again in 2013, Patricia was ďArtist of the MonthĒ in March 2003 in The Artistís Magazine, and was selected to be an Artist in Residence in Hungary in 2005. The State of New Mexico has purchased 8 of her fiber art landscapes as part of the Art in Public Places Program. For several years, Patricia presented lectures about her inspiration and development of techniques to quilt guilds and gallery audiences in addition to teaching workshops on creating landscapes in fiber. In 2009, Patricia was honored to exhibit her work at the Florence Biennale.
In 2012, after creating mixed media fiber landscapes for 20 years, I began concentrating on painting on canvas, and photography. Inspiration for all my artwork comes from trips to China, East Africa, Russia, Antarctica, and extensive travel throughout North America and Europe. Iím drawn to a few subjects in nature that I find perpetually intriguing and my voice is whispering a tribute to the incredible beauty in both the subtle and violent forces of nature, only touched by the hand of humans on rare occasions. Iím obsessively drawn to trees, rocks, all forms of water, and animals; I portray these subjects as if they were asking to me to reveal their messages to the world. My paintings and fiber art are dramatic portraits of Earth and I hope to draw the viewers into these scenes to share the exhilaration I feel and to cherish the wonders of the place we call home.