Patrice has had a creative force within it feels, all her adult life. Certainly early, with music and fashion then art and design. All this creativity is self guided and self taught, she is a folk artist at heart. Professionally she has been a graphic designer for more than thirty years. Another creative outlet is the hunt vintage goods and she had a little shop in Pawling for two years buying and selling unique and whimsical finds. In 2006, Patrice co-founded the Kent Film Festival, as Creative and Organizing Director, she provided Creative Direction promoting the event and Organizing Direction coordinating the films, filmmakers, receptions, screening and workshops. Collage has been a constant creative outlet for many years.