Pat Schu is a Minnesota native who currently lives in Plymouth. Her early years were spent raising her three children, and building a career in the financial services industry. Occasional art classes at local colleges nurtured her love of drawing and painting during those years. The opportunity to pursue art more seriously became a reality when Pat chose early retirement in 2006. She immediately began her studies at The Atelier as a part-time student and soon joined the full-time program, which she completed in 2010. Embracing a range of subjects, Pat's paintings include figures, portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and shows in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.