my studio

My heart rests

And does strive

To be the best

This world can’t hide

~ Patrice

my rottn' art gallery

Celebrate the beauty 

That is you

Celebrate it

Through and through

~ Patrice

  For many years after graduating from the Ontario College of Art my career was in Advertising. I was employed by publishers, printers, and ad agencies as well as being an in-house artist at a select set of businesses. I enjoyed working as a designer and illustrator, but as my career advanced, drawing slowly faded from the forefront, my focus being a steady paycheque. Some employers really had no idea that I could paint or for that matter, even draw!

  On vacation one summer, I decided to see if freelancing could be an option. Maybe get to do the kind of art I loved. I acquired a few projects, quit my full-time position and another phase of my life had begun.

Slowly the work went from assembly and design to illustration, to commissioned pet portraits. Once again I was drawing and painting animals as I had done as a child. The kind of work that’s not really work but an extension of myself and a most rewarding experience. Ever changing, evolving into something of great love and fulfillment.

Come, Join me on my ‘Journey of Creating’


happenings and happened

Holiday Treasures Show

Holiday Treasures Show

Nov. 24 – Dec. 9

Unique gifts and art from artists creating.
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday  10am – 5pm
Admission – $3.00

For more information: DCMAHolidayTreasures

BMFA Winter's Gift Show - 2018

BMFA Winter Gift Show

Nov. 7 – Jan. 5

Shop for all sorts of lovely things made by member artists, (myself included). Plus Paintings (have a painting displayed) and Photography displayed throughout the building. 

for more information:
BMFA Gift Show

Purple Hills Art & Heritage Society Logo

Festival of the Arts – 2018

September 29-30 – 10am to 4pm

This year, the most ambitious arts programming to date
with three sponsored marquee exhibits examining the concepts of place, time and community from diverse viewpoints. These exhibits are in the centre of the village
while, up and down the main street, artists and artisans show their work in more than 20 locations.

I’m at Mumba, please come visit!

North of 89 Logo

North of 89 Studio Tour

Sept. 15/16 & Sept. 22/23

10 am -5pm

Come see Fabulous Art of all kinds

see what I've already created