Pat Forbes is an accomplished and award winning painter whose art has been influenced by years of travel to unique and remote places around the globe. Her work is represented in private collections both in the United states and internationally. Primarily an abstract painter, inspiration for her paintings springs from the world she sees around her. Nature’s seemingly random designs reflect the constants that inform her work.Travel to obscure places enriched her life and afforded her the opportunity to meet people from many cultures. She spent extensive time in Turkey visiting village women and watching them weave just as they had for a thousand years. These experiences gave her an awareness and deep appreciation for a woman's impulse to make her home beautiful be it a tent, a yurt, or a townhouse. Today she is blessed to spend her days watching the ocean and sky, waking early, walking on a misty beach, and painting in her studio.