Pat was born in Mansfield, Ohio in February 1955. She was raised in Evansville Indiana and went “home” to eastern Kentucky, where the rest of the extended family was, every chance she got. She now lives and works in the studio/home that she and her husband, Alan, built in northern Madison County. Alan is the Director for the Center for Appalachian Studies at EKU and a sociologist. They have two wonderful, grown sons, raise a vegetable/flower garden, keep about ten cats (outside) and have a gorgeous lab named Cinnamon. Pat has been painting all of her life. Her travels, gardens and adventures influence and inspire her work. She is also the Kentucky Riverkeeper.