Over the last 50 years Patty has been in fashion display, sales, advertising, sail making and property management, yet she has always been an artist. She is now a professional sculptor working predominantly in stone, as well as continuing to paint in water-media.
Poetry has become a way for her to explore in words what she is expressing in her sculpture. Each form addresses that which inspires her in a different way. Poetry and stone may seem an odd combination, yet they are a perfect connection to Patty’s creative heart. They also allow her to connect with the viewer on many levels.
She currently is living in Tacoma with her husband Bob Hays who is a retired Bellevue firefighter.