Surrounded by Love, oil on canvas, 13in h x 11in w
Pat is a self-taught artist. Art has always been a part of Pat’s life, beginning at a very young age. Pat was influenced early on by her grandmother, who took painting classes and filled her basement with paintings and her brother who grew up to be a sketch artist for a police department in Orlando, FL. Pat chose to be an accountant, but art is her passion. She studied with, Paier School of Art graduate David Fusco. In 2010 she went to South Carolina to take an intense five-day airbrush class from Dru Blair. It certainly changed her approach to painting. She looks at everything through an artist’s eye and ponders how she can paint it on canvas.
Pat’s recent discovery is a love of painting dogs. She began by painting a portrait of her daughter’s puppy, and a friend asked if she would paint her dog. Painted dogs blossomed and Pat painted several dogs before finally painting her own dog, a black lab named Georgia, who is featured in some of Pat’s most recent paintings. Her work is exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.