Patty Londy was dubbed the “accidental painter” by a local newspaper when being highlighted in an article. While she was a home care nurse she met an artist.? The artist recommended an instructor that Patty could take her daughter to, who was showing artistic talent.?? After a few classes the instructor invited Patty to join the class also.? That was sixteen years ago and many classes, workshops, and books since.? She has won awards. Past and present mentors include Harry Ahn, Jean Armstrong and Sharon Griffes Tarr.? She has also taken workshops with Kevin Beilfuss, Kim Casebeer, Jeff Hein, Quang Ho and Scott Burdick. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America; the Livingston Fine Art Association, the Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association and the Glen Arbor Art Assocation.