Patricia has studied at the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia since 1996. There she has taken courses in oil, acrylic and watercolor painting and in pastel, graphite and colored pencil drawing. With the discovery of colored pencil as a fine art medium she was hooked and has concentrated on furthering her skills at workshops with well-known colored pencil artists.
Patricia is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) and earned Signature Status in 2007. Her work has been selected for the CPSA International Exhibitions held in California, Illinois and Maryland. In addition, her work is included in the CPSA book, Signature Showcase. Patricia has also shown her work at numerous galleries in the Washington, DC area including the Art League Gallery in Alexandria where she has won awards. She is a member of the Art League of Alexandria and the Arlington Artists Alliance and shows her work at the Northern Virginia Art Center. In addition, she serves as the membership chairperson for the local chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America.
Patricia is part of a family of avid sailors and so she spends a great deal of time on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Thus, her work reflects her interest in boats, sailing and water scenes. In particular, she tries to capture how the wind and the sunlight affect the water, as well as how objects reflect there.