Patricia Brock has been interested in art almost as long as she can remember. At the age of eight, her parents gave her an oil painting set, which set her lifelong course. Her art career was derailed by the joy of raising her family of three wonderful children and pursuing her business career. Always, she maintained her artistic interests as her three children were growing up. She took many art classes and workshops. With the encouragement of her grown children, she completed her Visual Arts degree at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
Of all the media, she was most drawn to oil, although she also works in watercolor, pastel, and acrylic. She painted abstract acrylics, and these were shown in small galleries in Olympia with great success. In 1999 she had her first and very successful solo exhibit in Olympia. That same year, Patricia’s work was accepted in the Annual Bellevue Art Museum Show, with subsequent shows in 2000 through 2009. She became involved with landscapes when she joined the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Painting Group. She was inspired by many of her associates, such as Ned Mueller, Jim lamb, and Jane Wallis to name a few.
In 2006, Patricia came to Hawaii expressly to paint. She is fascinated by the light and color she sees in the islands. She decided to adopt the Big Island to further explore her creativity in relation to the scenery around her. In her first year of residence on the Big Island, she joined the Kohala Plein Air Painting Group, along with the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii, and has taken several workshops. She continues to paint in her home studio on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Her work can be seen in several local galleries.
“For me creating my art defines who I am. I feel happiest during the creative process, which includes deciding what subject to paint.”