Patti Gordon was raised in Billings, Montana, the daughter of a wheat farmer/rancher. Patti's days on her family's farm have been the catalyst for her love of natural landscapes. She has had the opportunity to view many beautiful scenes abroad, as she traveled extensively throughout Europe with her husband, due to his military career. Patti began painting as a young girl and has continued to develop her skills throughout the years through painting classes, workshops, and tutoring from other artists. Her inspiration comes from her on-site observations of the natural environment as well as reference photos. The artist's work often reflects a tonalistic mood and style that evokes a sense of calm and familiarity to the viewer. Patti is an award-winning artist and her original oil paintings are in private collections across the United States and around the world.