Pat gravitates to color and paints in an Impressionist style where subject matter is anything that catches her eye. She turns a vast inventory of photographs and sketches from all the places she’s lived and traveled for inspiration.
“For someone to pause in front of a painting instead of just walking on by is what I strive for in my work. If my artwork makes a connection with the viewer then my goal has been achieved and this becomes my greatest source of satisfaction.”
Pat earned a BA degree in Art from Marywood University, Scranton, PA and a Masters in Art Education from Southern Conn. State University, New Haven, CT. She studied further at the Art Student’s League in Alexandria, VA and was a member of the Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, D.C. Pat was also a member of the Western New York Artists Group and exhibited at the Albright Knox Sales Rental Gallery while living in Buffalo, NY. She was represented by the J. Cooper Gallery in Shepherdstown, WV and by Monsoon Gallery in Bethlehem, PA.
Three years ago Pat and her husband retired to the low country where she is a member of the Society of Bluffton Artists and where she teaches the summer art camp for kids. Locally her work can be seen at Alexander’s Restaurant in Palmetto Dunes and on her website at www.patdiemand.com.