Patricia is a native Californian. Her generation seemed to produce only girls named Patricia and boys named Patrick. What to do when you can't stand being called Pat? Try Patrish, and after many decades, it sometimes works! But, that's another story.
Years passed: work, marriage, children, back to school, 22 years as a Maternal/Child R.N., then the move to magical Ojai in 1999. Ojai, with its varied beauty, is a place of constant inspiration - one that compels this artist to capture with pastel, or encaustic, those special "awe" or "ah" moments in life. The transition from nursing to artist was fueled by great teachers at V.C.C. and from many wonderful instructors, such as Bert Collins, Sally Strand, Sylvia Torres, and Richard McKinley.
Patrish is an active member of the art community. She has been a member of Ojai Studio Artists for nine years and the Ventura County Pastel Artists for ten years and is an associate member of the California Art Club.