Pat is a self-taught artist who paints in oils. His subjects include landscape, seascape, townscape and portraits. He was recently commissioned by Laois County Council to paint an aspect of St Peter's Church in Portlaoise for its bicentenary, which was presented to President Mary MacAleese.

Pat's work can be found on display in many private and corporate collections such as Áras an Uachtaráin, the office of Fingal and South Dublin County Councils, Eircom, Coca Cola, Neopost Ireland Ltd, REL Group, Kilkenny, Seán Eacrett Antiques and the Laois County Collection. Originally from Dublin, Pat now lives with his wife Betty in Killenard, Co. Laois.

Pat can also be found in the Heritage Golf and Country Club where he plays the piano. A professional musician for many years, he met Pete St. John accidentally, and the two hit it off instantly. Pete has written some of the most familiar Irish music of our times such as The Fields of Athenry, Dublin in the Rare Oul'Times and The Ferryman. Both men discussed a common interest in linking both art forms otherwise known as SongArt.

Pat was commissioned by Pete to paint his songs and Pete presented Paddy Cole with one of these paintings on The Late Late Show.

Another notable user of his work is entrepreneur and author "It’s a Long Way from Penny Apples", Bill Cullen.

In March 2006, Pat unveiled The Killenard Quartet, a set of four limited edition prints of landmark buildings in the village of Killenard, Co. Laois.