About Pat: My work is often inspired by the Four Seasons: I enjoy the variety of weather and plant life, both wild and that found in gardens. I like to sketch when I visits locations, especially North West Scotland. Sometimes a piece is completed on the spot but mainly I record information to express a sense of the place in my preliminary work. Photographs then serve to supplement the experience. Watercolour is my preferred medium for working outdoors and for painting flowers. More recently I have been using oil paints in favour of acrylics and occasionally I will experiment with mixed media. The next painting is always going to be better!