Patrick is an elderly Australian of English extraction by his own description.
He came to Melbourne some 45 years ago and has stayed ever since “The steaks were bigger cheaper and better, and the beer when you got used to it – quite good” he will tell you if you ask him why he stayed.
He worked as an Engineer with ACL/Repco, BF Goodrich and Ajax Mcphersons before being retrenched. He then joined his wife, Bronwyn in her Schools Supply business. Here he taught himself enough accounting so that he now calls himself a Professional Bookkeeper. This is why we have him as our Treasurer. Patrick is the first to admit he is not a sculptor only once being tempted to exhibit (MIFGS2007) – a mistake he swore not to repeat. However times have changed and he is now enjoying semi-retirement and doing woodworking, both carving and boxmaking. He is threatening to show us some of his work next year.
Outside of work and sculpture Patrick enjoys a glass of whiskey or red wine, the occasional golf game; he plays bridge with Bronwyn, enjoys the company of his two children and Four grand children, and watches Rugby union.