To Pat Nelson, the most powerful and poignant art is that which captures life in the moment: a gesture, a pose, a facial expression; the interactions between people or animals. She seeks to create work that will provoke an emotion in the viewer. Architecture from her travels around the world inspires Pat to portray the unique details of buildings and the atmosphere on the street.
Pat works primarily in acrylic media. Initially, she focused on landscapes and flora. In more recent series her painting has expanded into abstracts, multimedia, and pet portraits. In the future, she hopes to expand into watercolour painting.