Pat Irish Amez is a native of San Francisco, California, raised during the Great Depression, the 1939-40 International Exposition, and World War II. While still a small child she had the opportunity to enjoy many art classes every weekend at the Treasure Island Exposition, thanks to her doting Aunt. Through high school and college she honed her creative eye, and eventually enrolled in SF College of Fine Arts (now SF Art Instute) during the heyday of the mid-1950's.
After starting a family Pat relocated to beautiful northern California where she continued to paint. Many weekends and summers found Pat standing on the edge of the Mendocino cliffs, easel set up, and capturing the coastline in her unique style. She eventually relocated permanently to this artistic village and opened her own gallery. She was an active member, supporter and teacher at the famed Mendocino Art Center, home to many, many talented artists.
The mid-1970's found Pat moving to western Sonoma County and the town of Sebastopol. Pat has traveled and painted extensively throughout the world. She still continues to participate in regional art groups, shows, and artist round tables. Pat winters in Mexico where she has been painting the varied landscape since the early 1970's.