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Pat turned to painting during a difficult period in her life, but is thankful for those hard times that gave birth to this joyful expression that has become her life. Whether it’s landscape or cityscape, figure or animal – her excitement for the process emerges in expressionistic color with energetic paint application, brush stroke and texture. Although oils offer the most versatility, some images just cry out for pastel and others call for the more contemporary edge she loves using thick watercolor.
A NC native, Pat enjoys being able to live and paint in the mountains – outside in the diverse, lush landscape as well as in her studio when the wind and snow blows. She and husband, Ed, moved to Boone over 30 years ago and still enjoy having children and grandchildren close by.