Patricia (Trish) grew up in Sandringham, Victoria in a family that encouraged her love of painting and drawing. She completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at The University of Melbourne, majoring in Botany. She held a number of research positions in Plant Science and, while working, completed her Master of Science degree.
In 2006 she joined the Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group (GECAG), where she took watercolour classes with Margaret Gurney, Craig Penny & Maxine Wade. She has attended many workshops, most recently with Ev Hales & several online with Fabio Cembranelli. She has toured to Italy with artist Ev Hales, South Australia with artist Amanda Hyatt & Tasmania with artists Vivi Palegeorge & Clive Sinclair. In addition to her membership of GECAG (Committee), she is a member of Hughesdale Art Group, Bayside en pleinair group & Watercolour Society of Victoria.
Her work has been exhibited & sold in several Rotary Shows, local community art shows & the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. She loves experimenting with new watercolour techniques & subjects which is reflected in the variety of her work.