Oro-Medonte based artist Patricia Clemmens has been honing her oil painting skills for the past 20 years, since she was a teenager. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a Major in Studio Art, Patricia then went on to Teachers College at Nipissing University with hopes of becoming a High School Art Teacher. After several years of Occasional Teaching within the Simcoe County District School Board, Patricia made the difficult yet daring decision to leave the teaching world so that she could be an ever-present Mother to her and her Husband’s two young boys. All the while, never letting her spark and desire for painting burn out. Finding the time often in the late evening hours after her boys are asleep to hone her craft and allow herself to explore and create. Specializing in custom landscape oil paintings, Patricia is inspired by the backdrop of her days in the glorious, ever-changing natural landscape of Ontario. Her pieces evoke a whimsical quality as she explores the simplification of light and shadow, adding to the overall contemporary feel of her work.