Patti lives in the mountains of Virginia. She studied art in North Carolina, Florida and Italy. Her inspiration came from her father, Big Walt as others kindly remember him. He was an artist and had a unique style of his own. Patti learned at a young age to do art outside the box. She works in acrylic and watercolor, but her most unusual work is painted on pottery. As a pottery teacher her students are taught to bring color to their work. The greatest joy for Patti is to watch someone bring out their artistic side and realize that we are all artists inside. She is inspired by nature and the interaction of color. Many of her pieces show a quirky side of her bubbly personality.