Hello, I’m Pat. I grew up on a large mountain cattle ranch on the western slope of Colorado. I was drawn to horses, cattle, and wildlife from a very early age. While other girls wanted to be ballerinas, I wanted to be a cowgirl. I succeeded. I loved the sometime stark and wild beauty of the ranches and our state and federal parks. The rugged beauty, textures, and colors found in the wild and western United States and animals influence my art.
I always loved art and sold my first piece while in Junior High School. I moved to the Front Range of Colorado to work and life became too busy for art with a job as an engineer, writer, rancher, and competing in rodeo. I have finally been able to move back to the Western Slope of Colorado where there is lots of wildlife and fewer people.
I picked my artwork back up a few years back and have run forward with it since then in a number of different art forms and mediums. My mediums vary from charcoal, oil and acrylic painting, pyrography (wood burning) on watercolor paper, photography, and leather art. My themes stay mostly in the west of domestic animals, wildlife, and landscapes.