Missy Patrick is known as an exceptional oil painter and her canvases are a harmonious expression of brushwork, light and color. The rich surfaces of her work occasionally depict cityscapes but more frequently it's the natural landscape that moves from her palette. Patrick enjoys the "Plein Air" method, taking inspiration while painting outdoors. She says, "I developed a kinship to outdoor landscape because I spent most of my childhook living on a river next tountouched woods." She says that much of her painting includes water--the love of which comes from those early experiences. "As a young child I learned that I can capture and record my relationship with nature."