Patricia Clarke is a British Columbia-based artist, writer and speaker who draws much of her inspiration from the natural splendour that surrounds her and real-life experiences. During her rewarding journey as an entrepreneur, she has won various awards and landed her imported specialty candy in stores like Costco, London Drugs and Superstore. In 2010 she left her import/export career so that she could channel her experience and energy into building out her art practice. Her intuitively painted art can be seen hanging in galleries, homes and businesses around the world. She’s been known to perform art classes and perform demonstrations on stages and on television. Patricia’s art is influenced by the worlds of Georgia O’Keeffe, Frieda Kahlo and Emily Carr. She studied visual arts at Kwantlen College and the Academy of Art in Vancouver.
Her first published book, The Unknown Sister, became a best seller and her forthcoming book will follow in late 2022. Patricia has been seen on screens and stages educating about the topics of adoption, secrets, art and spirituality and often her art and book are woven into her speaking. When she’s not in her studio creating, you can often find her travelling and spending time in nature.