Patricia was born and raised in the vast landscape of Northern Alberta and is a proud Albertan with Ukrainian Heritage. Her interest in arts and crafts as a youth grew into a passion to learn as much as possible about the art world in general, and about oil painting in particular. She is a proud member of the Alberta Council
for Ukrainian Arts, as well as several clubs in Calgary, including the prestigious Calgary Sketch Club, the Group Artists Society of Calgary and the Calgary Creative Arts Guild (CCAG). She also sings with he Korinnya (Roots) Ukrainian Folk Ensemble and has performed recently at the Edmonton Heritage Festival and the Ukrainian Cultural Village.