Patti is an award winning self taught Oregon pastel artist who is drawn to the beauty, serentity and contrasts found in nature. Always in awe of the beauty and peace of nature, she feels fortunate to be able to share her love of nature with others through her landscape artwork. Patti especially loves painting atmospheric vistas as well as the beautiful rivers of Oregon, and enjoys painting en plein air as well as in studio both in Oregon and Arizona. Pastels own her heart, and her artwork is characterized by the wonderful softness and vibrant color that pastels provide. She also creates artwork with water mixable oils and encaustic. In addition to being a member of MSAA, Patti is a Signature member of the Pastel Artists of Oregon, as well as a member of Northwest Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Arizona Pastel Artists Association, and Tucson Pastel Society.