Pat is a lifelong artist. Growing up in Ohio farm country, She started drawing animals in first grade. She attended a vocational high school and graduated with a Commercial Art degree. Horses and dogs were her big interest and she eventually competed in both horse and dog shows. Her art education continued at Kent State where she graduated with an art education degree and began teaching Commercial Art at Alliance High school, then taught Commercial Art at Phoenix Union's AVC while completing a Master's Degree at Arizona State. While earning her degrees, she worked for two printing companies , two advertising agencies and a mural arts company. She also worked at local Ohio fairs drawing portraits and has done artwork for two magazine companies.
Today, retired from the high and junior high schools teaching, Pat is teaching in her own studio, doing commission paintings, and attending many local fine art shows. Her artwork is exhibited in several local galleries. She belongs to the Westlake Village Art Guild and the Simi Valley Art Association.
Pat still owns and rides horses and still shows her dogs.