Pat Averill considers herself primarily
self-taught, although she has attended an array of workshops and
seminars on oil, watercolor, and colored pencil. She considers the
way she figuratively "inhales" the colors, values, and shapes she
observes around her to be an integral part of her artistic process.
To her, the creation of art is based on a combination of life
experiences and the artist's reaction to the subject matter. Pat is
a charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and she
has won numerous awards in juried international competitions for
her work in colored pencil.