Born and raised in Kansas City, she attended Maple Wood College in North Kansas City, where she studied art. She relocated to Fort Myers then Cape Coral in 1995. Patty started painting at the Cape Coral Art Studio and and eventually the Cape Coral art league and Pine Island Art Association.
Later she started "Artsy Fartsy" an Art Gallery in Cape Coral. There Patty taught painting and glass fusion.
Patty now teaches painting at the Pine Island Art Association and the Cape Coral Art League, as well as private communities in the area.
Patty sells her work thru various shows and contacts. She has been a member of the board at Pine Island art league and also at the Cape Coral Art league.