Born and educated in Northern Ireland and England Patricia qualified as a solicitor in 1978.
After practicing for several years she came to Australia in 1982 to travel for a year.
In 1983 she returned to live in Adelaide to work for the South Australian State Government.. She attended North Adelaide School of Art during 1986/7 obtaining an Advanced Certificate in Art specialising in fibre construction. After moving to Newcastle in 1988 he continued her studies at The Hunter Institute.
From 1991 to 1995 she completed an Associate Diploma in Landscape Design through the Hunter Institute of Technology (TAFE) and later worked in bush regeneration.
In 2002 she returned to practicing art, this time to paint. Since then she has been painting regularly and attending short courses including those at the National Art School. She has exhibited in various group shows over the past few years.
The Jam Factory Adelaide - 1987
Bridges to Bridegrooms - John Paynter Gallery - 2003
Newcastle Regional Show - Award Winner - 2004
The Artesian Art Prize - John Miller Gallery - 2004
Eight Painters - John Paynter Gallery - 2005
Six Painters - John Paynter Gallery - 2006
Seven Painters - John Paynter Gallery - 2007
Seven Painters - John Paynter Gallery - 2008
Welded - Newcastle Art Space - 2009
Seven Painters - John Paynter Gallery - 2010
Newcastle Emerging Art Prize Show - 2011