Pat holds a Masters Degree in Psychological Education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and has been an educator and group facilitator in both private and public schools for 40 years.  During her years as a full-time teacher, she offered classes in painting, drawing, printmaking, art history, creative writing, and English. 

She served on the faculty of the New Art Center in Newtonville from 2002 to 2008, where she developed innovative curriculum for courses focusing on creative process and the practice of authentic movement. Currently she offers private art lessons, critique groups for artists, and authentic movement sessions for individuals and small groups.

Pat volunteers as art liaison for the REACH Beyond Domestic Violence annual artist/celebrity fundraiser, "REACH for the Stars" and is a member of the REACH Advisory Board.

Pat's artwork can be found in corporate, private, and educational collections, both nationally and internationally.