During her education she was privileged to study in Salzburg, Austria, where she immersed herself in art history, drawing and photography. As she explored the great European museums Patrice became intimately familiar with the works of Leonardo DaVinci, Vermeer and Velasquez.
After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin system, she was awarded a grant to study at the Ray Vogue School of Design in Chicago. It was from here that her successful two-decade career as a fashion illustrator was launched.
Patrice continues to be inspired by the fifteenth, sixteenth and
seventeenth century portrait artists. She is particularly drawn to the striking effects created by manipulating light and shadow for which Rembrandt is famous. Other favorites that continue to inspire her are Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri and Cecelia Beaux and
the entire body of work by American artist John Singer Sargent. It is the inspiring works of the great Masters she admired as a
child that continues to inspire Patrice, shaping and influencing her work today.
Today, with her business thriving, she exclusively devotes her time to producing heirloom oil portraits. With a full commission schedule Patrice understands that accuracy is critical in each of her portraits. It is her vision combined with many years of
figurative experience that enables her to produce fine art paintings that will be cherished by generations to follow.
Patrice has enjoyed critical success from an early age winning many local and regional competitions. She continues to exhibit in
juried shows locally and nationally. Her highly sought-after work can be found in private homes and institutions across the country. She believes in using her gift of art to give back to her community and continues to raise thousands of dollars annually for worthy causes. She lives with her husband and four children in Fox Point, Wisconsin, where she maintains her studio.
|Portrait Society of America
League of Milwaukee Artists
American Women Artists
|Oil Painters of America
National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society
Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors
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