Self portrait from photo on Contact page, minus the wrinkles and thicker eyebrows and hair!

Writing, painting, sunrise walks, practicing yoga and pilates, and Native American drumming are among my many interests.

Patricia “Pat” Leone, Pen Name Leona Patrick, Artist, Author, yoga instructor, App Developer, Apprentice Shaman

After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts from Denver University, I took night classes in information technology and taught arts and crafts in Richmond, Virginia.

Mid-carreer, I accepted a software developer position in Atlanta. Although it left little time for my painting, application design and development proved a fascinating and challenging outlet for an entirely different type of creativity.

In retirement, my sunrise walks along the intracoastal waterway in the Thunderbolt, Georgia, coupled with my late boyfriend’s request for a portrait, triggered my metamorphosis into the artist I am today.

Currently, I am on my second edit of Pageland, a story based on growing up as one of six siblings in rural Virginia in the early 1960s.