Pat received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA in Painting and Printmaking from RIT in Rochester, NY. Early work was realistic. Over the decades it has naturally and gradually transformed into semi- or complete abstraction, always with nature as its foundation. For this artist it is most important to feel something beneath the outer beauty of this world that connects to the ancient wildness directly. There is where we confront the unknown in its existence and in our own as human beings.