’I try to work in a state of open, receptive mindlessness: to be alert to every hint, every direction that reveals itself in the course of the work. That is to say it does its own growing. It is fed by all that one is, by one's instincts and knowledge, one's needs and dreams and loves" Noel Forster
First and foremost Patricia is influenced by her immediate environment. She works instinctively making connections with what is happening in her life through the exploration of a diversity of materials and techniques while remaining open to possibilities.
Relationships and the emotional ties that both bind and support us in life and the individual need to make a mark, to say 'I was here' interest her. Her family, living by the sea and her former work as an illustrator continues to inform her work.