Born in Philadelphia, Patty has lived the majority of her life in San Diego. She attended San Diego State College, learning academics in Art, then graduated with a B.A. in Fine Art from UCLA. After working

at the UCLA Dental School as a Medical Illustrator, she returned to San Diego to obtain an Art Teaching Credential. After earning her credential there were no positions available in her field. She began her 30 year career as a Visual Information Specialist for the United States Navy. After the first 8 yrs, due to a departmental outsourcing, she continued with the Navy as an Education Specialist. Following retirement in 2004, she continued another 3 years writing curriculum for the Navy’s Theater Battle Management Core Systems; the Shock and Awe used in the Iraq bombing. Throughout her federal career she was in touch with many officers and enlisted personnel for which she was commissioned to do numerous portraits and a mural size painting

for the Admiral at COMPHIBGRU3 who later became Commander of

the Pacific Fleet.

 

From the very beginning, Patty found herself lost in observing intricacies and beauty of nature and people, finding them to often be a quiet voice of a wondrous God. Even as a five-year old she would draw and paint in the classroom, unaware that she was singing loudly, fully immersed in creating. It occurred again in college, with a bit of embarrassment, but the creative joy continued. Now that she is blessed with more time, life is filled furthering her expression, developing a path to speak through.

 

ART MEMBERSHIP

• Spanish Village Sculpture Guild formerly as Gallery Director, currently as Vice President
• San Diego Art Institute
• Southwestern Clay Club

 

STUDIED UNDER

• A. Wasil

• Mary Buckman

 

FREELANCE ART WORK

• Numerous sculpture commissions and sales from San Diego Sculpture Guild
• Art Walk 2010 and 2012
• Valley View Casino Art Show 2010
• One Man Show at Southwestern Community College
• Bayfront Art Gallery
• Over 100 Portraits for commission over the past 30 years.
• Illustrations for:

  UCSD geriatric brochure

  textbook for childhood diseases in the classroom      

  murals

  business cards
• Landscape oil painting instructor
• Private oil painting instructor

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  B.A. in Pictorial Art

  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles, CA

  Life Secondary Teaching Credential in Art

  SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, San Diego, CA

  Master Training Specialist

  FITCPAC, San Diego, CA