Pat was born, raised and educated in San Francisco. Her work with mixed media began in 2009 when she studied with Joyce Barron Leopardo. She has since studied mixed media and collage with Inge Infante, Juan Luna -Avin, Peter Foley and Stella Zhang and has won both local and national awards, being a featured artist in the 26th and 27th Annual Juried Exhibit of the National Collage Society. She is an active member of the Menlo Art League and her work is currently exhibited at Gallery House, Palo Alto and in private collections. She lives in Redwood City with her husband and Labrador Retriever, Savannah, who accompanies her on her "treasure hunts."