Patti is a California native, born in 1958. She and her husband recently moved from the Bay Area to the Mendocino Coast. For the past 12 years, she has worked as an Architectural Color Consultant. Patti attended Chico State University as an art major, received a sign and graphics certificate from Los Angeles Trade-Tech college and an Interior Design certificate from Santa Rosa Community College. Most recently, she studied and painted under the tutelage of Chester Arnold, teacher and mentor at the College of Marin. She is now a member of the North Coast Artists Gallery in Fort Bragg, CA and enjoys working with other local, talented artists as well as showing her work.
" What inspires me to paint is a deep reverence for the innate beauty that surrounds us. I look beyond the obvious and find the beauty within the ordinary and mundane. I’ve discovered that I need to be very still to observe this, and it is always with much humility and awe that I strive to paint that alive essence into being. My process involves engaging with the subject and using close observation to look past the obvious. My goal in all of my work is to strike the chord of inherent beauty that lies within the viewer."