I have always been drawn close to water. Whether it’s a summer rainstorm, a slow-moving creek, pounding waterfalls, waves crashing onto a beach or a quiet, crystal-clear cove, the sound, smell and color calm my mind and quiet my inner being.

This new series began over two years ago with travel to the Bahama Islands, then a month’s artist residency in Iceland, and finally a summer road trip to Canada’s Prince Edward Island.Prince Georges Island Canada

Each island generously shared its surrounding seas, meditative, light-filled mornings and moonlit expanses of the ocean at night.  I soaked up the fresh salt air, and wriggled my toes in the warm muddy shores. In my studio, I worked best on gray, overcast days when the light was flat and the only sounds were raindrops tapping on the roof.

September 2017

“Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are wedded forever.” Herman Melville

“Pat, your new work is stunning!” Mike McClung
Michael/Warren Contemporary Gallery, Denver, CO


Eventide 48″x 66″
Rare Bird 48″x 66″
Eyes Above the Waves 48″x 66″
Jewel 48″x 66″
Awash 48″x 48″
Encounter 48″x 48″
Argyle 15 3/4″x 15 3/4″
Cavendish 16″ x 16″
As Far as I Can See 16″ x 16″
Peaceful Interlude 16″ x 16″
On Top of the World
16″ x 16″
Mustard and Sky 36″x 48″
Trade Winds 36″x 48″


“The cure for anything is salt water – tears, sweat, or the sea.” Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen]