The day I met Patricia for this interview, she picked me up in an extended cab pickup truck, useful for transporting easels and her canvases. I thought it represented her well. Coming from Texas, I’ve always found women that drive trucks to be resilient, confident, and exuding natural beauty. I couldn’t help but notice the flecks of green and white paint under her nails. She had been hard at work all morning. As we drove along the canal heading to her studio, I was eager with anticipation to see just where her mind and paintbrushes create visual scenes of everyday life out of a blank canvas. In addition to creating original paintings, this is also where Patricia produces prints of her original work. She knows all too well how the economy has affected the pocket books of her clients. In an effort to keep up with market realities, in addition to prints on canvas of her original paintings, she is now able to produce magnets and postcards with the equipment she has in her studio (I recently noticed Patricia’s postcards in the Eurostar gift shop in Brussels). It amazed me to think this woman; along with her husband does all of this, out of her home based studio.