Patti is a forty year resident of South Point, OH and has been painting professionally since 1999. Her passions are portraits, painting from life and from photos, using the Old Master’s style in oils. She also enjoys painting landscapes and still life, incorporating cherished antiques into the requestor’s commissions.
She has won many awards locally including “The Message” which won Best of Show at the Ironton Art Association exhibition. She exhibits locally at Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Huntington Museum of Art, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Ohio University, Huntington Surgical Center, and The French Colony in Gallipolis. She is also represented at Harbor House Gallery in Swansboro, NC
She offers oil painting lessons in her studio, both private and groups, ages six to ninety-six. She also travels for classes to other locations, even in other states. For the kids, She feels a special need to offer lessons in art appreciation of the Old Master’s works since this history and appreciation is diminishing in our public schools. Every class is preceded with a study about one of the Old Masters reflecting their works in the lesson that day. She has six classes a week both at a South Point studio and her Huntington Gallery on 3rd Avenue, Huntington, WV.