I am a mixed media artist, originally from Minnesota, but have lived in Arizona for over 20 years. My mother, Patti Pate, was a well-known watercolor and silhouette artist in the Midwest. I have inherited her talent and have loved doing some type of art or craft my whole life.

My artwork is unique – I use all types of media including oil, watercolor, and acrylic paints. I also use various inks, beads, metal, fabric, wool, yarn, wood, gourds and other items to create texture and dimension to my wall art and three-dimensional work. I am inspired and influenced by the southwest colors, beauty and landscapes. I sell my art at various art fairs and shows in Arizona and the Southwest.


View Gallery of my Artwork


  • Arizona Gourd Society
  • Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch, Sun Lakes, AZ
  • Sonoran Art League, Cave Creek, AZ
  • Ocotillo Fine Arts Group, Chandler, AZ
  • Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
  • Arizona Felters Guild, Mesa, AZ
  • Telarana Fiber Arts Guild, Mesa, AZ


My Artwork Has Been Displayed At:

  • Gammage Auditorium, ASU Campus, Tempe, AZ
  • Chandler Center For The Arts, Chandler, AZ
  • Sedona Center For The Arts, Sedona, AZ
  • Mesa Historical Museum, Mesa, AZ

Upcoming Shows

March 3, 2024
Art at the Lakes, Sun Lakes AZ

March 30, 2024
Ocotillo Artists Fair, downtown Ocotillo AZ

April 26-28, 2024
SAVC Artists Studio Tour #28, Cottonwood AZ
10am-5pm daily



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