For most of her life Pat Larter was regarded as a muse, the subject of much of her husband, Richard Larter's, art. In reality she was often the instigator of the sexually confronting performances he filmed. By the mid-1970s she began to emerge as an artist in her own right, becoming a major figure in International Mail Art. Later she turn to painting and mixed media work. Her career was cut short by her untimely death.