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 lived for years in rural northern Pennsylvania where she became well known as a realistic watercolorist focusing on antique still life arrangements, flowers, birds, and rural landscapes as her subject matter. She then resided in New Jersey for a number of years, where she specialized in modern art quilt wall hangings.
Retirement brought her back to central Pennsylvania, where nature has always captured Pat's attention. She photographs many of her subjects to have accuracy in her work, painting her subjects in watercolor, acrylic or pastels. Pat currently specializes in bird portraits, cat portraits, and occasionally portraits of the human persuasion.