Patti is a calligrapher, graphic designer and award-winning painter in oils & watercolor. She was the owner/art director of the Garden District Gallery from 2009-2015 and studied for many years at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art where she currently teaches classes in Color & Design and Creative Calligraphy. She is a signature member of the Louisiana Watercolor Society and the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association. Patti has designed and produced commissions for numerous organizations, including the American Harp Society, Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, the Windsor Court Hotel, Pickwick Club, Galatoire’s Restaurant, the Krewes of Rex, Hermes, and Mithras among others, the LPO, and New Orleans Opera. In 2010, she created the scenic artwork used in the opera’s production of The Magic Flute, her favorite opera and instrument! In her parallel musical life, Patti is a flutist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and teaches at Loyola University’s College of Music.