Patrice has an extensive professional background working and training in the realms of visual arts, education and health currently traversing work in public arts programming and her own artistic practice.  Patrice brings this life experience to her practice which reflects and explores the human condition and spirit. 

Patrice records her experiences from life, and appreciation of country en plein air and then back in the studio draws upon these studies and memories, utilizing the sensuous materiality of paint to fuse the figurative and abstract. Patrice paints her connection to people and places resulting in work soaked in feeling and mood aiming to capture all that she has seen and felt.  The work is an exploration of women’s psychological position in place and the interconnectedness of the figure and the landscape.  Patrice draws upon iconic wild Australian landscapes that act as backdrops inseparable from the reality of being human.


Patrice’s expressive painterly work is exhibited regularly, and frequently selected as a finalist in art awards and accrued in private and public collections. 



2021 Group Exhibitions

- 'Summer Group Show'  ARO Gallery. William St. Sydney

2020 Group Exhibitions

- 'My Place' Australian Landscape Painters - online exhibition 

- 'Get Wet' Clovelly 7. Clovelly. NSW

- 'Ancient Sea' Fern St Gallery. Gerringong. NSW

- 'Spread Your Wings' Mamas with Easels. The Watchhouse. Balmain NSW

- 'View From Here' Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. NSW

- 'Home' Cornerstore Gallery. Orange. NSW.

- 'Art Est In Iso' Art Est Artschool.  Leichardt.

- 'Herland 2 Our Land'  The Womens Library. Newtown

- 'No Mand Land' Gallery Lane Cove.  Lane Cove

2020 Art Prizes

- Finalist Waverly Woollahra Landscape Prize. Waverley Art Centre. NSW

- Finalist 'Fishers Ghost Art Award' - Campbelltown Arts Centre. NSW

- Finalist 'John Copes Portrait Prize' - Bowral Art Gallery. Bowral. NSW

- Finalist 'Works on Paper artprize - Blue' Blackstone Gallery. Newcastle. NSW

- Finalist 'Little Things Art Prize' Saint Cloche Gallery. Paddington. NSW

- Finalist 'Pro Hart Outback Art Award' Broken Hill Regional Gallery. Broken Hill. NSW

- Finalist 'Lethbridge 20000' Lethrbidge Gallery. Paddington QLD  

- Finalist 'Drummoyne Open Art Prize'  Drummoyne. NSW

2019 Group Exhibitions

- "Its A Wrap' Group exhibition. White Rino Artspace. St Leonards

- '9x5's' Hornsby Art Society. Wallarobba Arts Centre. Hornsby - Awarded ‘Best In Show’

- ‘Kings 40th Art Prize’ Kings School. North Parramatta

- 'Black and White' Hornsby Art Society. Wallarobba Arts Centre. Hornsby.

- 'HerStory' Group exhibition. Art Gallery on Darling. Balmain

- 'Friends Annual and Focus Exhibition'. Campbelltown Art Centre. Campbelltown

- 'Wish You Were Here' Group exhibition. ME Artspace. Crows Nest

- 'postFRESH' Group exhibition. Gallery 371 Marrickville

2019 Art Prizes

- Finalist Waverly Woollahra Landscape Prize. Waverley Art Centre. NSW

- Semi Finalist KAAF Art Prize. Sydney. NSW

- Finalist Fishers Ghost Art Award. Campbelltown Art Centre. Campbelltown. NSW

- Finalist Escape ARTfest. The Civic Centre. Ulladulla. NSW

- WOOF 7th Annual Art Prize. ArtEst School of Art. Leichhardt. NSW 

- Land Cove Art Awards. Gallery Lane Cove. Lane Cove. NSW

- Finalist Little Things Art Prize. Saint Cloche Gallery. Paddington. NSW

- Finalist Belle Property Bowral Art Prize. Bowral Art Gallery. Bowral. NSW

- Finalist Shoalhaven Open Art Prize. Shoalhaven Regional Gallery. Nowra. NSW

- Finalist Lethbridge Art Award. Lethbridge Gallery. Paddington. QLD

- Singleton Art Prize. Singleton Civic Centre. NSW

- Camden Art Prize. Camden Civic Centre. Camden. NSW

- Finalist 29th CASS 'Art of Sydney' Awards. Australian National Maritime Museum. Darling Harbour. NSW

- Brunswick 50sq Art Prize. Brunswick St Gallery. Fitzroy. Victoria

2018 Group Exhibitions

- ArtEst End of Year Exhibition. Leichhardt 

- Kings 39th Annual Art Show and Art Prize. Kings School North Parramatta 

- CHAS Annual Orange Blossom Festival Art Exhibition 

- ‘All We Can’t See Project’
   Forty five Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne  

- ‘Size Doesn’t Matter’ Group exhibition
   The Edge Project, Edgecliff

2018 Art Prizes

- Finalist Waverley Woollahra Landscape Prize. Woollahra. NSW

- Finalist Northbridge Art Prize. Gallery 307 Northbridge. NSW

- Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize. Hunters Hill Civic Centre. Hunters Hill. NSW

- Camden Art Prize. Camden Civic Centre. Camden. NSW

2017 - Finalist Waverly Woollahra Landscape Prize. Waverley Art Centre. NSW

2016 - BDAS Watercolour Prize. Bowral Art Centre. Bowral. NSW


Academic Qualifications (selected)

2001 Cert 1V Training and Assessment TAFE NSW

1998 Bachelor Counselling Honours University of New England

1995 Post Graduate Diploma Secondary Education University of Western Sydney

1990 B.A Visual Arts (Painting Major) University of Western Sydney     


Creative Professional Experience (selected)

2019 - Current. Visual Artist and Public Programs. Blacktown Arts Centre

2019. - Remote community artists support worker. Warlukurlangu Arts Centre Yuendumu NT

2016 -2018. Executive advisor and student support. Australian Indigenous Education Foundation 

2005 – 2015. Visual arts teacher and student well being coordinator. Association of Independent Schools

1995 – 2005. Community arts worker and adolescent mental health specialist. Western Sydney Area Health Service and Wentworth Area Health Service



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