Born and educated in Melbourne, Australia and now living in Alice Springs, Central Australia. Pat’s first recognition came as a teenager when her artistic impression of the First Royal Tour of Australia by Queen Elizabeth the 2nd and Prince Philip, was selected to be sent to Buckingham Palace from the youth of Australia.
Pat studied art at RMIT and then worked as a commercial artist in Melbourne before putting her artistic career on hold following her marriage and while her children were growing up. Since then she has studied many facets of art and has enjoyed passing on her methods of water colour illustration to many interested students, giving lessons to both adults and school children.
Pat first travelled to Central Australia over 50 years ago and unable to resist the dramatic landscapes returned many times. The very wet year of 2000 in the centre produced masses of wildflowers and it was then the idea of botanically painting them evolved, and two years later her work culminated in a Poster of 47 of the more commonly seen Central Australian Wild Flowers.
In 2004 Pat and her husband Allan took up residence in Alice Springs and as a prolific artist, Pat has continued to record the desert flora and fauna. Her collection has been reproduced in a series of cards, prints and the much sought after Poster.