"To me everything is art. As a child my clothes had to match. I stared in awe at the stained glass windows in church. In middle and high school, I was chosen to paint murals on the school hall walls. Art always whispered to me but I never thought of it as a career path. After 911 the calling became a shout. I finally made the connection. I had always felt life on a deep emotional level. The feelings that I could not express verbally transitioned into art. I am inspired by events or moments that touch me. I tend to work in watercolors but I have been known to have affairs with acrylics, oils and even pencil. People say that my work has a mystical/spiritual feel to it. I am not surprised by that because I often feel as if I am being "led" by something greater than myself when I hit the "zone".
Patricia earned a BA degree in English/Speech/Theatre/Media from Kean College. She spent the first half of her adult life working as a child abuse and substance abuse prevention worker. Her love of children and creativity led to a successful career. However, at age 40 she wanted to pursue her dream of writing. She left the conventional workforce and began writing full-time in 2001. When she would hit writer's block, she began to draw or paint. Everyone that saw her work urged her to sell it.
She finally did her first show in 2003 and won "Best In Show”. At that point she decided that she was a "dual diagnosis" and began to dedicate an equal amount of time to her art as she did to her writing. She has been in galleries such as "Be" art and "When Pigs Fly" but, until this time, most of her work has been sold at outdoor shows or directly from her studio in Clark.