Photography started as a creative outlet in 2012, but quickly became a passion for Patti. Embracing digital tools to combine the disciplines of photography, digital painting, and graphic design, her goal is to make an image more than just a photograph. More recently her artistic journey has led her to explore oil painting as a creative medium.
Patti is a member or the Erie Photography Club, Presque Isle Artists Association and is currently President of the Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (PASNWPA).
She has won numerous awards locally and regionally, including the Diane Peyton-MajundarTrophy for 1st Place in the Digital Wildlife Division at the 2019 Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Club Expo as well as through the Independent Council for Aging.
Patti’s photographic artwork has been featured in three solo exhibits as well as in local and regional galleries and is displayed in installations in several corporate offices in the Erie area. She has given presentations to many photography clubs and has taught basic and advanced post-processing techniques.
Patti is “Inspired by Art in Nature.”