Patta is Choctaw and grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma, now living in Norman, OK. She is a descendent of Chief Terry Saul (Choctaw/Chickasaw), who served as director of the Bacone College of Art in Muskogee.
She began her career in the 1980s making leather and chrome beaded necklaces and belts. In 1990, she introduced a new label “Patta LT,” a more contemporary tailored line of clothing geared toward professional women. Now she focuses on silk painting.
“I have been creating art all of my life selling my art professionally for over 30 years,” said Patta. She considers herself to be a textile/wearable art artist. She was named Red Earth Honored One in 2017.