Patti creates small scale one-of-a-kind mixed media drawings on paper. She works intuitively, beginning each piece with a sense of play, allowing the drawing to emerge through the quiet conversation with her hands. Each work evolves out of her deep interest in the layering of history, the unfolding of time and the interconnectivity of all things, everlasting or ephemeral.

Patti received her BFA in Painting from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She continued working at the college library for many years until she and Johntimothy relocated to South Dakota in 2005. With her history as a cataloger and lover of all things "book", the magic of language and the form of the printed page continue to inspire much of her work.