Patsy Schultis and her husband, Estel live in Loveland, Colorado. Shortly after moving to Loveland, she discovered decorative painting, and started taking lessons from her close friend, Jeanne Downing. Later she tried her hand at teaching in her kitchen at the kitchen table. After teaching at the kitchen table for a number of years, her husband remodeled the basement family room into a large studio. This allowed her to host a number of seminars for out of town teachers. With his help and encouragement, she passed her CDA in 1991.
Patsy loves teaching watercolor and oils and has recently started working in colored pencils. Her paintings include florals, still life, portraits and faces. One of her portraits hangs in the Institute for the Blind in Denver. She has also painted a mural of a local rock outcropping called the Devils Backbone for Namaqua Elementary School, that covered two walls.
She has attended a number of design seminars taught by Mary Jo Leisure, and she credits Mary Jo with giving her the assurance she could design faces. This has led her to her latest joy of drawing fairies and angels. Besides Mary Jo, she has studied with Louise Jackson, Barb Watson, Ann Kingslan, Sheila Bennet, and Arleta Pech.
When she isn't teaching classes, and playing with her grandchild, she spends the summer with one of her other great joys, growing iris in her large iris garden.
Patsy Schultis, CDA