Pat Dolan has a BA in art and education. Throughout her career as an artist, Pat taught classes in drawing, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, color theory, pen & ink, quilting, creative stitchery, and more. She has lived in rural Pennsylvania for many years where she became well known as a realistic watercolorist focusing on antique still life arrangements, flowers, birds, and rural landscapes as her subject matter.
Pat spent a number of years living in New Jersey, where she chose the fiber art medium with its variant textures to express her creativity. Using free motion quilting and creative embroidery techniques, Pat designed colorful, abstract wall hangings very organic in nature, fluid in form, and highly tactile in texture.
Her fiber work has been exhibited at the National Quilting Museum in Paducah, KY; the New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA; the Embroiders Guild of America: Margaret Parshall Gallery; Schweinfurth Art Museum, Auburn, NY; the International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX; the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, among others. Pat’s work has also been published in several books and periodicals.
Pat now resides in central Pennsylvania where she continues her watercolor and acrylic painting, particularly of birds, animals, and farm life. She currently specializes in bird portraits, cat portraits, and occasionally portraits of the human persuasion.