Born in Queensland Australia, 26 December, 1928

Formal studies

Sydney Technical College, Mechanical Drafting, 2 years

Gymea Technical college, Art Certificate, 4 years
Post Art Certificate (majoring in painting ) 1 year

 Exhibiting member

​(Membership is acquired through selection process)

Sydney Royal Art Society
Australian Society of miniature art


These are represented in many private collections in Australia and overseas..Selected works have been purchased by Liverpool, Shoalhaven and Crookwell councils for their art collections


​1987 - 3 painters exhibition at Lavender Bay Gallery
1994 - 1 of 40 artists chosen from entries from 15 countries to have work hung in the international world wide miniature exhibition held in Quebec, Canada.
1995 - 2 painters exhibition, Hacketts, Milton
1996 - 3 painters exhibition, Barrys guest house Termeil
2007 - guest artist in Canberra Times art show
2007 - Solo exhibition, Waverley library


Over 80 major awards for watercolours, acrylic, mixed media and miniatures.

1990 - Featured as an illuminator miniaturist artist in the march edition of the Australian Artist magazine
1989 - 1st prize for miniature in the Sydney Royal Easter show.
1986 - 1st prize Miniature watercolour in the Australia wide national exhibition of miniature art.
1980 - awarded the college medal for painting in the final year of art certificate course’

Travel and experience
Extensive overseas travel provided many opportunities to visit and experience galleries and artworks by major artists and a collection of diaries and sketch books which would be used at a later date for the basis of major works.

Attended painting workshops with artists Patrick Carroll, Judith White, Frederick Bates and Charles Reid and etching with Max Miller.


Patricia combines an explosive colour palette to create original, inspired artworks. With stunning watercolour techniques and unique mixed-media effects, she transforms simple still life scenes and landscapes into modern abstract creations, seemingly bursting from their frames with pure colour.

Her work has found its way into homes and galleries around the world and she has received over 80 major awards both locally and nationally.

Pat is also a book illustrator and has illustrated two children’s books:

You, Me & The Rainbow, by Petrea King (Jane Curry Publishing, 2005)
The Rainbow Garden, by Petrea King and Deb Warren (Jane Curry Publishing,  2008)

She has lived by the ocean on the south coast which provided her with endless inspiration.

© 2013 Patricia Howell