Patricia received a B.A. in photography from UCLA, where she had the opportunity to work extensively with Robert Heinecken. Following many years as a high school art teacher, she went on and earned an M.A. in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University, and has worked with special needs children, particularly those on the autism spectrum for many years. "As a photographer, she believes passionately in the notion of art as catalyst to stimulate the heart, the mind and the memory." Patricia has exhibited in group exhibitions throughout the United States, and has pieces in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Center for Photography at Woodstock permanent print collection, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art/College Art Gallery at S.U.N.Y., New Paltz, New York.
Family OutcomesFamily Outcomes has maintained as its focus the subject of people in my life, whether immediate, extended or chosen family, and how they have affected me in continuing and evolving ways. The central theme of this work is the notion that we are tied to our family and friends whether by experience or memory, and that our being in relationship does not end because of some arbitrary separation, be it distance, choice or death.
Signs of Life