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Patricia sold paintings just out of college at various art galleries in the Bay Area. 

She painted commissioned portraits as well as abstract acrylics. 

She did a limited amount of commissions as she raised her family in the Auburn area.

She is now a full time resident in the Coachella Valley where she is creating in paint and Photoshop.

 

Faces, Flowers and Abstract are her current focus in Pencil, Paint & Pixels.

She promotes art in education with Think Art Now, a sequential and comprehensive set of lessons.

She volunteered on 2 art boards. (Board member of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Artists Counci 2010 - 2015 and

President of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society 2012 - 2015.) 

 

Artist Profile: Pat Kodet, Resilient Optimist

by Judi Kauffman Judi Kauffman | August 30, 2018 |

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In third grade, Pat Kodet bought a John Nagy art kit. She did her ‘homework,’ drawing twenty minutes every day.

From the get-go she could draw easily and realistically. The rest, as they say, is history.

The discipline instilled by the kit stayed with Pat. She loved seeing the progress in her work.

By high school she was selling her pen and ink drawings.

She joked that she knew she really was an artist when her work was admired so much that it was stolen –

a portrait of John Lennon literally torn from the pages of her sketchbook, the thief most likely a fellow student.

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“Kelly”

Pat majored in art in college with a concentration in painting. She did it all: Painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, batik, graphic design (just in case she had to “make a living”),

then went straight back into painting. After graduating, she walked into her favorite gallery, showed her work, was accepted and exhibited.

Her work sold right from the start.

Though she has had other jobs – she worked for Crayola and briefly drew breed-specific dogs to be silk screened onto T-shirts,

Pat has always made whatever art she wants, mixed in with the occasional commission for abstract paintings and portraits.

She has been active in the arts community, a board member of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Artists Council, past-president of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society,

and more. She also spent much of her career teaching art at all levels. She said that she and her children were already “doing art” together, and that led her to teaching it. 

“You can’t play the piano if you don’t practice. You ‘gotta learn the scales,” she says, making an analogy to the importance of practice in studio art as well as music.

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“Fractured Jewels”

Unlike many art teachers who believe that anything goes, Pat is a firm believer in curriculum that builds skills.

Her web site ThinkArtNow.com provides 72 sequential, fun, creative art lessons based on elements and principles of art with a focus on drawing, painting and collage.

(The lessons conform to the California Visual Arts Standards.)  To put it simply: Pat believes in a solid foundation where learning to draw basic shapes,

to do shading and shadows, comes before everything else and enhances creativity!

Pat is an unabashed optimist. It’s fortunate that this is her basic nature because she’s lived through a house fire,

losing every piece of art as well as the studio in which she worked, and she’s more recently survived a major health crisis. “I’m happy about every little thing

,”she said. “I painted ‘dark’ for a while after the fire but moved past it. I’d considered sticking to computer graphics,

but my friends helped me see that I couldn’t stop painting. I used some of the burnt wood from the fire to make charcoal for drawing.

Even though I’m not yet back at 100% with my health, I’m not letting anything stop me.”

I love being able to experiment without thinking about whether the substrate is going to warp or won’t hold up.”

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“Face in Watercolor”

Pat’s resilient. Her studio now includes a mix of spaces, a converted bedroom, the laundry room sink,

a big piece of plywood and a plastic sheet on top of her dining room table, and she paints outdoors as much as she can.

She joked that she used to make “2-nap” paintings because her daughter slept while she worked. Most parents can relate:

Grabbing small blocks of time is one way to keep making art even when life gets complicated.

Prior to the 4-artist collaborative challenge she’s part of this year, along with Andrea Raft, Meg Walling and Sylvia Torres,

Pat had done some collage work on Ampersand Art Supply panels. Her favorites are Claybord and Aquabord.

Now that she’s part of the challenge, she’s working on 12” x 12” cradled Gessobord panels.

“I love the clean surfaces and perfect edges, I like letting the sides of the wood show” she says,

“and I love being able to experiment without thinking about whether the substrate is going to warp or won’t hold up.”

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“Cinnamon Hair”

Pat’s influences are diverse: Dali, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Jonathan Winters, Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine, Richard Diebenkorn.

She finds inspiration in Matisse’s collages and van Gogh’s color and texture.

Perhaps because she knows how precious and fragile each day can be, Pat paints whatever she wants,

challenging herself to keep growing and changing and her work sells no matter what direction it takes.

“I repeatedly learn something new, and then I do it, and then I teach it. And then I do it again.

And again,” she said. These days Pat teaches individuals and small groups and does a few demos now and then, not the heavy schedule and

larger classes that once were a big part of her life.When she’s not making art, Pat can be found cooking, dancing,

spending time with friends and family, traveling, swimming, and unlike the self-judgement-free self-assured artist she is the rest of the time,

she sings – but only when no one is listening!


Pat Kodet

Patricia Kodet graduated from San Jose State University, with a BA in Fine Art.

Patricia sold paintings just out of college at various art galleries in San Francisco and the Bay Area. 

She painted commissioned portraits as well as abstract acrylics. She is now a full-time resident of the Coachella Valley where she is creating Abstract paintings.

Kodet’s expressive approach to a non-representational painting has created a series of soft flowing paintings.

They are painted with passion and strength. About 80% of most paintings are painted with her hands (in gloves).

After the initial pushing of paint with both hands, she uses large brushes. Many of the paintings are completed in 1 session.

http://www.patkodet.com

 

The following are show promotions and news articles:

 

2019

Month #9

https://ampersandart.com/blog/2019/02/four-artists-12-months-month-9-whimsical/

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Month #8

https://ampersandart.com/blog/2018/12/four-artists-12-months-month-8-enervated/

 

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2018

Month #7

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Article by Judi Kauffman August 30, 2018

Artist Profile: Pat Kodet, Resilient Optimist

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https://ampersandart.com/blog/2018/08/artist-profile-pat-kodet/

Four Artists, Twelve Months –

A Collaborative Project on Ampersand Gessobord!

Month #5

https://ampersandart.com/blog/2018/09/four-artists-12-months-5/

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Month #4

https://ampersandart.com/blog/2018/09/4-artists-12-months-month-4-gratitude/

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Month #3

https://ampersandart.com/blog/2018/07/four-artists-twelve-months-month-3-inquisitiveness/

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Month #2

https://ampersandart.com/blog/2018/06/four-artists-twelve-months-month-2-boastful/

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Month #1

https://ampersandart.com/blog/2018/05/2362/

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Four Artists, Twelve Months –

A Collaborative Project on Ampersand Gessobord!

Jim Chapin | April 17, 2018
Kodet, Walling, Torres, Raft

A CALL TO CREATE:  ABSTRACTED STATES OF MIND is a year-long collaborative project between 4 abstract artists who

describe themselves asbeing “connected by friendship and a call to create.”

Each month the four artists will create a work of art on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord

with a defined theme. Then, at the end of the year, all of the artworks will be displayed in an exhibition.

The first month’s theme is “JOY” and is to be interpreted using warm colors. Each artist is charged with creating a painting that show

s “joy” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style.

Each artist uses different mixed media applications, so it should be an interesting outcome!

The California-based artists who conceived of this idea for this project are:

Andrea Raft

Andrea first studied painting at the Brentwood Art Center in Los Angeles. Where under its auspices she traveled to Giglio, Italy

to study and paint. It was there she developed her interest in earthen hues, and textures, inspiring her to paint in overlapping layers,

revealing an aged patina and history. Found objects, collage papers, photography, metal leaf are often found in her mixed media pieces.

Her work is often serene and meditative.Andrea has lived in Los Angeles, Freeport Bahamas, San Luis Obispo, and most recently

moved to the Coachella Valley. Each shift from urban to rural, east, west and her travels to Asia have inspired her artist perceptions,
further enabling her to study, paint and show her work in a host of disparate environments.

http://www.andrearaftstudio.com

Sylvia Torres

Sylvia is a native Californian, a contemporary artist, and art educator. She works in mixed media, acrylic, oils, and encaustic.

Her work reflects complexity and depth containing bits of nature, pieces of memories and items others cast aside.

Sylvia was an Artist in Residence for 11 years at Studio Channel Islands Art Center and on their Board of Directors.

As an art educator she taught at the Carnegie Art Museum in Ventura County, at Studio Channel Islands

Art Center, in K-12 classrooms through the Art In The Schools program, Ventura, CA, at Venus Art Studios, Palm Desert, Idyllwild Summer Arts Program

and various organizations.Sylvia was interviewed and her history archived by Donna Granada, founder of Focus On The Masters, a non-profit dedicated

to documenting, preserving and presenting the work and lives of highly accomplished contemporary artists, bringing them to the forefront of the art community.

 Her work is widely exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Prior to her work as a fine artist,

Ms. Torres was a graphic artist, an art director, and a print salesperson.

http://www.sylviatorres.com

Meg Walling

Meg Walling is a painter and mixed media artist who was raised in western Pennsylvania, where she first registered the impact of color

and developed an appreciation for the natural world that remains an important inspiration to her artwork today.  Colorful, textural and vivid,

her paintings highlight the beauty, geometry, and starkness of the desert landscape where she has lived for the last 45 years.

Meg is drawn to geographic areas that are visually rich, have a strong sense of place and extremes in environment. 

Now known for her abstract landscapes and figurative work, she has exhibited in numerous southern California galleries,

commercial public spaces and in the Palm Springs Art Museum.  Her paintings are found in private art collections from New York to southern California.

http://www.megwalling.com/

Pat Kodet

Patricia Kodet graduated from San Jose State University, with a BA in Fine Art. Patricia sold paintings just out of college at

various art galleries in San Francisco and the Bay Area. She painted commissioned portraits as well as abstract acrylics.

She is now a full-time resident of the Coachella Valley where she is creating Abstract paintings. Kodet’s expressive approach to a non-representational painting

has created a series of soft flowing paintings. They are painted with passion and strength. About 80% of most paintings are painted with her hands (in gloves).

After the initial pushing of paint with both hands, she uses large brushes. Many of the paintings are completed in 1 session.

http://www.patkodet.com

Upcoming themes include subjects such as “courageous” and “whimsical” to connect their artworks.

They have also come up with a few restrictions for each theme so that within each theme, the four artworks will have similar elements as well.

The themes for the next 12 months are:

  1. Joy - warm colors
  2. Boastful - complementary colors
  3. Inquisitiveness - all whites
  4. Gratitude - text
  5. Isolation - cantilever composition
  6. Powerful - angles
  7. Nurturing - circles
  8. Enervated - shades of grey and blacks
  9. Whimsical - filigree
  10. Courageous - metallics
  11. Meditative - cool purple/blue
  12. Romantic - warm red

We’ll be checking in on them each month throughout the year to see what they are creating and how their individual take on mixed media,

work together within the connecting themes and the limitless possibilities of a blank, Gessobord panel.

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2017

demo UCR

 

CVWS Annual Show and Sale March 10-11, 10 - 5

CVWS card woman in acrylic watercolor
I received two awards in this year's show.

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Agenda for 2017 San Diego Mensa Regional Gathering Midnight at the Oasis!

Ivy Palm Resort & Spa 2000 N. Palm Canyon Drive    Palm Springs Conference Room A/B   11:30 -1:30

mensa class

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UCR Arists Council of The Palm Springs Art Museum Exhibit March 2- April 23

Reception March 2

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PSAM

I sketched portraits for Rob's Desert X exhibition

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Photographer for Palm Springs International Film Festival

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2016

Gallery Opening and representation

exhibited in Incredible Art Gallery from Sept. 2016 through Jan. 2017

Incredible Art Center

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Reception: May 4, 6-8pm

Saguaro 1800 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Saguaro Announcement

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Group Show and Sale CVWS 3-4-16 through 3-5-16

Palm Springs Airport Museum

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I will demo in watercolor on March 5, 2016 11:00 - 12:00

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Group Show 3-1-16 through 4-22-16

UCR, Palm Desert - 75080 Frank Sintra Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211

I will demo an abstract acrylic on April 9, 2016 9:00 - 12:00

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Group Show 2-5-16 through 2-22-16

Historical Society of Palm Desert

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72861 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA

Reception: 2-13-16 12:00 - 2:00

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"Meet Our Masters" Month of February at Venus Art
A group exhibition comprised of Venus Studios' Art Instructors
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Join us for the opening reception of "Meet Our Master" on Saturday, Feb.. 6th 3pm-6pm!

As part of our "Passport To Art Design" monthly art walks, this gallery show will include an array of

amazing works by all of Venus Studios Art Instructors! 

Stop by for live music, food, drinks, art, and meet Venus Studios's Masters!!!

Featured Artists (instructors):
Pat Kodet, Valentina Lamdin, Diane Morgan, Michele Ohanesian, Jessica Schiffman, 

Susan Smith Evans, and Meridy Volz

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1-10-16 through 2-25-16

UCR, Palm Desert - 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Reception: 2-5-16 5:30 -7:30

Classic Hollywood Ex

Al Pacino Jessica Chastain   Ryan Gosling   Emily Blunt

plus 2 more photos in show

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March 5, 2016

11:00 for CVWS (Coachella Valley Watercolor Society) Annual Show

at the Palm Springs Air Museum

 

Watercolor Portrait Demo

 

Art Show & Sale March 4 & 5, 10:00 - 5:00

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April 9, 2016

10:00 - 12:00 at UCR in Palm Desert

Abstract Acrylic

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2015

12-10-15 Reception: 5:00 - 8:00

42210 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA

Cambria Show announcement   Fractured Jewels painting

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The Palm Springs Art Museum 99 Buck Sale

Riviera Resort

April 11, 2015

99 bucks flyer

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pARTy in Palermo

Palm Springs. CA

March 22, 2015 

PSAM

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CVWS Annual Show

Palm Springs Air Museum

February 27 & 28

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The Palm Springs Art Fair

Palm Springs Art Museum Booth

February 12 - 15, 2015

 Fine Art FAir

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2014

Archangel Gallery 2014

Michael Fiacco
Please join us TONIGHT at Archangel Gallery for the opening of 'Priority Male; a celebration of masculinity', featuring amazing photography, charcoals, mixed media,

and oil paintings by Michael Childers, Eduardo Carriazo, McGarren Flack, Brian Kelly, Dan Pyle, and ADDED artists Curry Mendes and Pat Kodet!

Artist Reception 5 to 8pm. Live model 5 to 7! Cocktails, wine. 1103 N. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs' exciting Design District! www.archangelgallery.com

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Gallery B113, The River, Rancho Mirage

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Some of the paintings on display in Gallery B113, The River, Rancho Mirage, California

 

River Show

Patricia Kodet is is Gallery B113 through the month of April.

 

WAX, PIXELS AND PAINT 

Wax Pixels and Paint

Andrea Raft, Sylvia Torres, Meg Walling, Pat Kodet 

 

Ventura Gov Center

Ventura Government Center  4th floor 
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800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, California 93009
Friday, July 19th through  Tuesday, Aug. 27th.

Reception is July 26th 5:30-7pm on the first level of the Hall of Administration, 
Atrium Gallery. There will also be a poetry reading at the reception.

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I hope to inspire others with My art. I hopShow announcement Santa Annae the

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