• Pat describes his background as "vaganondic" a word which feels at home in his collections
of fantastical prose.
• A native of Los Angeles, he obtained a BFA at UCLA where he studied under the internationally respected
artist Richard Diebenkorn. From there he went on to Europe where he moved in high diplomatic circles and restored
an 18th century atelier in Paris, moved on to Germany with his first retrospective in 1987 at the Galerie Altana
in Hamburg, and completed a show with the then Ministry of Culture in East Berlin.
As time dragged on, he drifted back and forth between Hollywood, Palm Springs, and New Orleans where he decided
to plant roots and start an art complex in Bywater in 1995 which landed him on the front page of the Times Picayune.
• He is unable to pinpoint the beginnings of his compulsion to render shoes, but the obsession has resulted
in his being called a visionary relative to his hundreds of drawings of bizarre shoe designs coupled with quixotic
poetry in three published volumes. "It just doesn't stop" he says as he readies his fourth volume opus for publication.
Bachelor of Arts UCLA.
Gallerie Maeght, Paris, France.
Touchstone Galleries, New Orleans.
• DuMonde Galleries, New Orleans.
• Materpieces, New Orleans.
Mobo Art Gallery.
• Ministry of Cultural Affairs, East Berlin, East Germany.
• Gallerie Atlanta, Hambury, Germany.
Ashkenazy Galleries, L'Ermitage Hotels, Beverly Hills, CA.
French Shoes, Les Souliers Francais, Volume III, AuthorHouse.
• Shoe Exotica & Poems, Volume II, AuthorHouse.
• Shoe Exotica & Poems, Volume I, AuthorHouse.