Patricia has a background in commercial art. In 1984 she received a BFA in Visual Communications from Northern Illinois University and worked for several advertising agencies in the Chicago area. While raising a family, Patricia developed her portrait business. In 1993 and 1995 she was selected to show her work in Recent Works, a juried show at the Robert T. Wright gallery in Grayslake, IL. Patricia is now happy to be living in Ann Arbor Michigan. She is a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artist group, the Portrait Society of America and the Great Lakes Pastel Society. She is a working member of the Jackson Road Studio and exhibits her work in the Ann Arbor area.