A Hudson Valley native, 1994 graduate of James I. O'Neill High School, and US Army Veteran, Patti DeFrancesco (Sullivan) uses her life experiences, expressive thoughts, and extreme affinity for the outdoors to create a variety of unique paintings. Her artwork began to emerge at the start of 2020, when the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic was beginning. Uncertainty, idle time, and the advice to "social distance" all guided her on a new journey in painting. Patti always enjoyed art and creativity but hadn't pursued it until now. Her love of nature, sense of humor and eye for detail are all on display in her paintings.