Pat has been drawing and creating art most of his life and painted his first oil painting on canvas when he was 17 years old. He studied English and fine arts at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada where he first learned oil painting from Tony Urqhaart and Art Green. In South Korea, Pat also studied woodblock printmaking with master printmaker, Ju Jeong-Hee. In 2006, he began a slow return to oil painting and a year later established a studio at his home in Boise, Idaho where he now lives with his wife Sarah and son Liam.

Pat is also a member of BOSCO, a group of painters and artists living in Boise, Idaho.