With the good fortune of growing up in Colorado and living most of her life in the Colorado mountains, Patrice has always felt most comfortable outside in nature. As a naturalist and outdoors woman, she finds plein air painting a true complement to her time spent outside. Likewise, her paintings reflect her understanding of the landscape, birds and wildlife, and these subjects dominate her work.
Her representational paintings have been honored with numerous awards from National and International shows. Patrice was recently honored with awards at two annual juried WAOW shows, with “Best Bird” in 2015 and “Outstanding Oil” in 2016.
Patrice is a signature member of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and an associate member of the American Impressionist Society and the Oil Painters of America. She is represented by fine art galleries in New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.