Patterson grew up in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of a Minister and public school teacher. She earned degrees in art and education and has been teaching, as well as creating art for nearly three decades. She currently lives in Saranac Lake, NY.
“It is only when we face the unvarnished truth, no matter how disturbing or uncomfortable, that we are capable of deep understanding and can make real, positive change. I create images that provoke action, thought and a feeling of commonality. Many of my images have demanding, disturbing and uncomfortable content giving a voice to anger, hurt or fear. I believe that by focusing on life’s harsh realities, my art can be a force for discovery, unity, humanity, healing and support in difficult times.”
Selected Exhibitions (past 10 years) 2015 Adirondack Artist’s Guild (Saranac Lake, NY): Solo Exhibition: Passing Through. Dec-Jan, 2015-2016.
2015 Manhattan Arts International (Manhattan, NY): Hot Topics - Bold Expressions. August-October, 2015. Award of Excellence and Award of Merit.
2015 Manhattan Arts International (Manhattan, NY): The Healing Power Of Art online Juried Exh. April-June, 2015. 2nd Place Award.
2014 Adirondack Artist’s Guild (Saranac Lake, NY): Solo Exhibition: “Closer To Home.” Nov.
2014 Lake Placid Center For The Arts (Lake Placid, NY): ADK Juried Exh. Sept./Oct. Honorable Mention Award.
2014 Pouring Light Gallery (Malone, NY) Solo Exhibition : “The Ghost In My Machine”. Nov.-Jan.
2013 Lower Adirondack Region Arts Council (Glens Falls, NY): Stories Untold - 3 Artists. June-August.
2013 The Local Fringe Gallery (Saranac Lake, NY): Solo Exhibition. Feb-Apr.