Born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Patt grew up on a grain farm along with her four siblings. Although there was always lots of work to do, there was always enough time to create too.
Patt’s first childhood memory of art was colouring on any paper that was around, and although she does not remember it, she has been told she coloured on walls too!
She works in many mediums including acrylic, encaustic, and cold wax with oil. Her work includes imagery of people, landscape and abstraction. The layering of a variety of media offers an endless assortment of possibilities within her work.
My work is about the process – I love layering, scraping, sanding, pouring and dripping. I use many unorthodox tools and love going to the thrift shop and hardware store!
In 2007 Patt studied life coaching and this was instrumental in her decision to become a full time artist/teacher and help others develop their creativity. Patt devotes her time creating original works and sharing her knowledge on her YouTube channel, and by teaching and mentoring students. She facilitates workshops in her Parksville Studio and online.
Patt is a Signature (AFCA) member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.