Pat studied for 5 years at Art School East Sydney Tech (now National Art School), Life Drawing, painting, general design, pottery (tutor Peter Rushforth has a beautiful pot in the Mudgee Library), achieving a Diploma in Art and Design, 1954 and was also awarded Second Prize at Port Hacking Potters Group in the Wheel Thrown section in 1965.

Pat spent three years teaching leatherwork, weaving and pottery, six months freelance – designing and screen printing furnishing fabrics and some years measuring and quoting at a Rockdale furnishing store.

Pat spent many years involved with Little Theatre Groups in Sydney, designing stage sets for Cronulla Arts Theatre and Kurangai Theatre Guild, and was awarded the Bank of NSW Trophy at the NSW Drama Festival for Best Set Designer in 1969.

She continued studies in life and still life painting and went on a painting tour with Eric Minchin to Tibooburra and (1988) Cameron Corner, and has attended tutorials at Mitchell College Bathurst for landscape, and Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney for life painting (1983).

Pat owned and operated a small gallery in Mudgee, and has exhibited at many venues winning the encouragement award and being highly commended for her entry at 1995 Apex Art Prize. She has had several exhibitions, one at East Coast Arabian Championships (of Arabian Horses). Other subjects in oils are portraits, local buildings and landscapes, river scenes, birds and flowers (watercolour).

Pat has been a member Art and Crafts Mudgee (Mandurah Studio Co-operative Ltd) for 20 years.