Patti Burris is a professional artist and educator with more than 40 years of teaching experience at the Brentwood Art Center.

Patti is a graduate of New York University and completed her graduate work with the Corcoran Gallery. She has exhibited and sold her work throughout the United States. Her paintings and drawings have been featured in several poetry collections.

In addition to teaching and painting, Patti has developed and coordinated numerous art programs for One Voice. The mission of One Voice is to provide goods, services and opportunities to the underprivileged, including everything from crisis intervention to long-term programming that lifts families out of poverty, while providing avenues for the rest of the community to become involved in helping families in need.

She believes that her students’ enjoyment of the process and journey are important aspects of their artistic experience.