Pat Rae studied at Bournemouth Art School and the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in Cape Town before going to the Royal College of Art, London. She spent several years working in Africa and on the Greek island of Paros, before establishing her studio in the Old Coach House in South London.
Pat Rae has exhibited her work in Kenya, South Africa, Greece, as well as London. She has had successful shows in London at numerous galleries including the Royal Academy, The Royal Society of Portrait Sculptors. Her Sculpture is in collections throughout the world.