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.)
The following are show promotions and news articles:
Four Artists, Twelve Months –
A Collaborative Project on Ampersand Gessobord!
Four Artists, Twelve Months –
A Collaborative Project on Ampersand Gessobord!
Jim Chapin | April 17, 2018
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 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,
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
CVWS Annual Show and Sale March 10-11, 10 - 5
UCR Arists Council of The Palm Springs Art Museum Exhibit March 2- April 23
Reception March 2
I sketched portraits for Rob's Desert X exhibition
Photographer for Palm Springs International Film Festival
Gallery Opening and representation
exhibited in Incredible Art Gallery from Sept. 2016 through Jan. 2017
Reception: May 4, 6-8pm
Saguaro 1800 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Group Show and Sale CVWS 3-4-16 through 3-5-16
Palm Springs Airport Museum
I will demo in watercolor on March 5, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
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
Group Show 2-5-16 through 2-22-16
Historical Society of Palm Desert
72861 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA
Reception: 2-13-16 12:00 - 2:00
"Meet Our Masters" Month of February at Venus Art
plus 2 more photos in show
12-10-15 Reception: 5:00 - 8:00
42210 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA
April 11, 2015
February 27 & 28
February 12 - 15, 2015
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
Gallery B113, The River, Rancho Mirage
Some of the paintings on display in Gallery B113, The River, Rancho Mirage, California
Patricia Kodet is is Gallery B113 through the month of April.
WAX, PIXELS AND PAINT
Andrea Raft, Sylvia Torres, Meg Walling, Pat Kodet
Ventura Government Center 4th floor LOCATION
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.
Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
I hope to inspire others with My art. I hope the
__________________________y will feel the same feelings_____ that I experienced when I painted the artwork.
Workshop Works 2012, The Palm Springs Art Museum
Acrylics on paper
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County Studio Tour 2003