Looking back on 2020 from the Studio


What a year it has been. Many of us are not having the celebration we had envisioned, but I hope you can find your silver lining. For me, this year has provided more time to paint, experiment and learn, as well as get closer to family. Thank you for all your support and encouragement. May this new year bring you hope and good health.

This one particular 200-cow dairy farm kept me well entertained.

A late fall trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, provided a breath of fresh air.

New Notecards

My new note cards are printed! This mixed 6-card pack with monarch envelopes retails for $15. These one-of-a-kind cards are blank inside, and a perfect gift for any occasion or for that heartfelt note to a friend or loved one.

If you'd like to purchase a set of my cards feel free to email me. patti@ratcliffeart.com

Thanks for allowing me to paint that holiday gift

When it comes to a special comission, dog portraits win hands down. Thank you for allowing me to paint your pets. Click here for more information.


If interested in learning how to oil paint, send me and email and I will contact you when I have an opening or teach a workshop.

On a personal note, this year has been very busy and full of joy. We had a (very intimate) wedding, our youngest daughter took a new job and moved back to Charlotte, while our son's new job will take him to Denver, CO, once it is safer. Whew! Stay grateful and well. Hope you share this holiday with loved ones.

Peace and joy this Christmas.

All my best.

Patti