Patsy Kelley Reading

Ron Reading (class of 59) and I were married in 1962 and we had three girls. Ron retired as Air Traffic Controller in 1991 and again from Real Estate in 2009. But still works hard on his golf! We have lived all over the US, but for the last 11 years we consider Erwin, Tennessee our home. We love the mountains.

After 10 years of Commercial Art, I am now an artist, painting in watercolor, acrylic and oil. Besides paintings of wildlife, I paint pet portraits and portraits... even create paintings on eggs and gourds under name of "Reading Gourds". Also work on the boards for Watauga Valley Art League & Tanasi Art Center. Belong to and work with TN Watercolor Society and Arts Depot in Abingdon, VA. I find myself more busy now than any part of my life and love it. A few pieces of my work may be seen at