Patrick is from the Coast Salish community, Snuneymuxw First Nation (Nanaimo, BC) and raised in the community of T'it'q'et, (near Lillooet, BC) St'at'imc Nation Territory, as a member of the P'egpig'7lha (Frog) Clan and currently resides in Vancouver, BC.
Patrick has combined two major loves in his life - photography and pottery, to bring to his clients beautifully artistic and earthy works for art. Patrick's first hands-on experience with photography in high school led him to pursue what has become one of two major parts to his career path.
In 2008, Patrick opened P’egpig’7lha Studio & Gallery. Patrick began to work under the mentorship of Matthew Jacob, a well- known BC-based Aboriginal photographer. Taking all that he learned, he moved forward taking photos for various gatherings, weddings and industrial site projects such as shots taken for the worldwide pipe joining company, Victaulic. He was also brought on as lead photographer for one of the most significant sequences of meetings for the St’at’imc Nation Territories in the signing of the BC Hydro agreement.
During this time, he was introduced to his other artistic love of pottery. In 2008 Patrick mentored under the close eye of Erdman Tuemp, a local pottery master in Lillooet. He was soon joined by his brother George, who during his down time from touring had been mentoring under renowned Six Nations artist Steve Smith. Together the three learned how to combine the processes and styles of both Erdman and Steve resulting in the foundation for the pottery that Patrick creates today. Drawing from his creative mind and steady hand, he places the final touches on his hand-crafted pottery by carefully carving landscapes, pictographs and basket weaving designs. Each piece is a one-of-a kind creation. His pottery has been chosen as ceremonial gifts for major corporate and territorial agreements.