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Welcome to my website!  

It is so exciting to be able to share some of my favorite images! This page contains news about upcoming exhibits and new projects that are planned. Updates will be posted here as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Please come back and visit often!  




It was an honor to receive the following awards at the Niagara Frontier Camera Clubs (NFRCC) Can-Am Photo Expo 2019

1st Place in the Digital Wildlife Division – Diane Peyton-Majundar Trophy

1st Place Color Print Division

Honor Awards in the Color Print, Digital Nature and Digital Pictorial Divisions

Honor Award in the Golden Horseshoe Competition


Upcoming and Current Exhibits:

My work will be displayed at the following galleries:

Women Artists Exhibit at Schuster Gallery – Invited Artist

                Gannon University, 700 Peach St.

                Erie, PA

                March 13 – April 8, 2020

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PASNWPA Member Exhibit – “Beauty Unbound”

                Octagon Gallery at the Patterson Library

Westfield, NY

                February 21-March 20, 2020

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Past Exhibits:

A Creative Journey - An Exhibit of Photography and Paintings

                Meadville Fine Arts, 245 Chestnut St.  Meadville, PA 16335

                Opening Reception: December 7 10 am – 2 pm

                Continues through January 31, 2020

Photography started as a creative outlet in 2012, but quickly became a passion for me. I fully embraced digital tools, such as Photoshop and Lightroom and others, to combine the disciplines of photography, digital painting, and graphic design while creating photographic art. Her goal was always to make an image more than just a photograph.  It seemed like a natural transition to move on to oil painting as another medium in which to express my creativity. I discovered the exhilaration of making that first brush stroke on a fresh blank canvas and found it very rewarding to watch the painting evolve with each subsequent brush stroke that I applied.  Here are a few examples of paintings and photographs in my Creative Journey exhibit.

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PASNWPA Member Exhibit, PASNWPA Holiday Show

                V Gallery in the Village West             

                Opening Reception: December 6, 2019 7:00 – 10:00 pm

                Exhibit continues through December 28, 2019
                Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 5 pm, Friday 12 – 8 pm



Featured Artist at Presque Isle Gallery and Gift Fall Open House

                September 21, 2019 5 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


PASNWPA Member Exhibit, The Art of Water, at Gallery 104

Opening Reception: August 10, 2019 5 - 8:30 pm

Exhibit continues: August 10-September 7, 2019
Wednesday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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Asbury Woods Inspired by Nature Exhibit

July 27 through August 31, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Brown's Farm Barn Located at 5774 Sterrettania Road, Erie, PA 16415

Participating artists include: Ron Bayuzick, Brandon Borgia, Jamie Borowicz, Patrick Catalde, Ben Gibson, Rob Katkowski, Patti Larson, Jan Lutz, Brian Pardini, Scott Rispin and Barb Yerace.

Click here to see the exhibit guide that includes the bios and artwork of all the artists: Inspired by Nature Exhibit Guide

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PASNWPA Exhibit at Meadville Fine Arts

245 Chestnut St.  Meadville, PA 16335

                Opening Reception April 5 & 6; through June 1, 2019

Juried Show – Gallery 104 – “For the Love of Art”

                Lakeside Commons, Edinboro, PA

                March 22 – March 31, 2019


12th Annual Art Show at the Gertrude Barber National Institute, Erie, PA

                April 4 - April 8, 2019


PASNWPA Exhibit at Erie Art Gallery – “Endless Possibilities”

                24 West 8th St, Erie, PA 16501

                December 1-31, 2018


Main Street Art – “Local Fish and Wildlife”

                138 Main St W, Girard, Pennsylvania 16417

                November 1 - November 30, 2018


Meadville Council on the Arts - October Evenings

                910 Market St, Meadville, PA 16335

                October 12 – November 10, 2018


PASNWPA Exhibit at Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park - LEAF

                1501 W 6th St., Erie PA 16505

                August 25, 2018 through August 28, 2018


95th Spring Show at the Erie Art Museum

411 State Street , E 5th St, Erie, PA 16501

April 22 – July 1, 2018




At the Niagara Frontier Camera Clubs (NFRCC) Can-Am Photo Expo 2018, I was pleased to receive the following honors:

2nd Place in the Digital Wildlife Division

3rd Place in the Digital Pictorial Division

Honor Award in the Digital Nature Division

Honor Award in the Digital Pictorial Division

Honor Award in the Golden Horseshoe Competition

2 Honor Awards in the McKellar Competition


 11th Annual Art Show at the Gertrude Barber National Institute, Erie, PA

100 Barber Place Erie, PA 16507-1899               

April 12, 2018 – April 16, 2018


Heeschen Gallery at Meadville Council of the Arts

                910 Market St, Meadville, PA 16335

                March 10 – April 7, 2018


PASNWPA Exhibit at Meadville Fine Arts

245 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335

                Opening Reception November 3, 2017; November 1, 2017 – December 30, 2017


PASNWPA Exhibit at Sensory Winery – “Visual Perception”

               10599 W Main St, Ripley, NY 14775

Opening Reception, August 24, 2017; Exhibit August 24 – October 1, 2017


Kelly Run Gallery & Framing - Water Exhibit

264 South Main St. Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

April 22 through June 17, 2017


Barber National Institute 10th Annual Art Show

100 Barber Place Erie, PA 16507-1899

Thursday, April 6 through Monday, April 10, 2017


Stonewall Gallery at Campbell's Pottery  - "Cabin Fever! Wildlife & Nature Artworks"

25579 Plank Rd. Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

Friday, March 26, 2017 through Sunday, April 23, 2017


Gallery 96 - “The Winning Images”

604 Pittsford Victor Road Pittsford, NY 14534

Award winning images from Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs

August 17, 2016 – October 1, 2016


Update 4/29/2016

The Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (PASNWPA) is hosting a fine art photography exhibit at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie including two of my photographs.  The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 7 - 9 pm. The exhibit will remain open from Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6th from 10 am to 4 pm.  The exhibit will feature the fine art photography of PASNWPA members as well as artwork by the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children.  All artwork is for sale and the proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie.  The money raised will be used to help families purchase specialized wheel chairs for their children with special needs.

Review of PASNWPA Exhibit at Shriners Hospital for Children - Erie Times News Showcase - April 28, 2016




It was an honor to receive multiple awards at the Niagara Frontier Camera Clubs (NFRCC) Can-Am Photo Expo 2016

2nd and 3rd Place in the Color Print Division

2 Honor Awards in the Digital Pictorial Division

1 Honor Award in the Digital Nature Division

1 Honor Award in the Digital Wildlife Division


Update 3/17/2016

My work will be on display in my own exhibit at the "galerie" at ERIE Insurance! The exhibit opens Monday, March 17 and runs through April 22, 2016 and includes 35 pieces. Bob Sajewski, the Creative Design Consultant at Erie Insurance and his team did a wonderful job of hanging all the pieces. It is not open to the public, but employees and visitors of Erie Insurance can stop in the "galerie" in the Peterson Buliding for a visit. 

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Update 8/7/2015

My work will be on display at the Glass Growers Gallery for the “Photographic Impressions” exhibit hosted by the Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (PASNWPA)

Exhibit:  August 7, to September 9, 2015 with an Artist Reception on August 7, 2015, 5:00pm to 8:00pm


Update 6/25/2015

My photography was accepted in the Juried Lily Exhibit at Campbell's Pottery in Cambridge Springs and will be on display July 3 - August 2, 2015.  For more details, please see the website at Campbell's Pottery.


Update 6/02/2015

My work will be on display at PASNWPA Exhibit, "Insights Beyond the Lens" hosted by The Shoppes @ The Bank located in Meadville, PA from June 2 through June 30, 2015. Opening reception is Saturday, June 13th from 1 to 5 pm. For more details, please see the Facebook post: Fine Art Photography of PASNWPA Featured at The Shoppes @ The Bank


Update 3/30/2015

Some of my work will be on display at PASNWPA Exhibit, "A Brief Moment in Time" hosted by Sensory Winery featuring in Ripley New York from April 3, 2015 through May 9, 2015.   Opening reception is Friday, April 3 from 7 to 9 pm.

For more details, see the Facebook event: Fine Art Photography of PASNWPA Featured at Sensory Winery


Update 2/20/2015

Please take a moment to read the review of my exhibit in the Erie Times News Showcase on February 19, 2015 by Karen Rene Merkle



Update 1/28/2015

I am pleased to announce that I will be the featured artist at the Glass Growers Gallery from February 14 through March 4, 2015

Contemporary and Colorful Macro Photography by Patti Larson


Update 12/11/14

Joseph M. Plavcan Panorama Juried Art Exhibition - December 13 - December 17, 2014

Two of my images have been accepted into this juried exhibit

Tom Ridge Environemental Center  - Erie, PA


Update 12/1/14

My work is currently being displayed at the following exhibits:


Meadville Council for the Arts - November 14, 2014 - December 13, 2014

910 Market St, Meadville, PA 16335

Click here to view the article in about the show!


Schuster Gallery - November 15, 2014 - February 15, 2015

109 University Square Erie, Pennsylvania 16541


Bloom Collaborative - Friday, December 12, 2014 - One Day Only!

138 East 26th Street -  Erie, PA 16504 


Update 11/7/14

With Christmas right around the corner and all of us here in Erie anxiously hoping for and awaiting the arrival of the Snowy Owls, I decided to design a Snowy Owl Christmas Note Card. I will be donating  50% of the net proceeds to the Tamarack Rehabilitation and Education Center in Saegertown, PA.  


 Update 10/23/14

Check out my Blog about a recent photography experience photographing cancer and breast cancer survivors.  I was truly touched and inspired.   Just click on the menu item, Blog.


Inspired by Art in Nature!