Patty graduated in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Art from Lycoming College, where she studied both Art and Photography. That same year she began working for a photo finishing Co. in Towson, MD. Her work in Drawing, Watercolor and Photography was exhibited at the Towson Arts Festival, and won awards the two years there. In 1979 she and her husband moved to Chestertown, where she joined the Chestertown Arts League.
After raising a family, Patty began painting again in 2000, and photographing again in 2005. She was awarded “Best Digital” that year by the Chestertown Arts League, and First Place, in the Juried Open Show for photography. From
2006 -2009 she received awards in C.A.L's Open Photography Shows, first place in watercolor in the Members Show, and the “Award Of Excellence” in the Open Juried Show. In 2011 her painting of “Tidewater Trader” became one of the logos for the web version of their paper.
2013 Juried into the Working Artist’s Forum at the Academy in Easton, MD
2014 - 2017 Show Chair Coordinator for WAF
“Judges Award Of Excellence” WAF Chesapeake College Show
“Honorable Mention” Chestertown River Arts, “Art Of Stewardship” Show
2016 "Best In Show" WAF Heron Point Show
2018 “Peoples Choice Award” for her watercolor, “Memories of Mother”
2020 Photo “Lighthouse Glass” chosen for the new hotel, Fenwick Shores, in Fenwick, MD
Patty is a member of Chestertown RiverArts, WAF (Working Artist’s Forum, at the Academy in Easton, MD), and the Arts League Of Ocean City. Her work is also available at Twigs and Teacups in Chestertown, MD.
Just a note: These images on the slideshow above are meant to give you an impression of the artist's style -- some are work on sale, others are examples of past work. Our apologies -- a technical problem occasionally causes the slideshow images to display the work oddly cropped. To see all of the work currently available for sale through River Arts, and displayed in the proper dimensions, just click the link below.
Brick and mortar: Twigs & Teacups, RiverArts, Art League of Ocean City