Patricia Anderson Brokaw graduated in 1971 from Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska with a degree in Fine Art. she has passionately pursued traditional reduction block printing throughout her life. Pat comments "I love the challenge of reduction printmaking. The image is not truely revealed until the final printing process, any mistake I make throughout the process is irreversible. I like the challenge of coordinating color within the image, the layering of light. . . I also enjoy the organic, physical nature of the artform. All of my prints are of subjects I love, each print is hand rubbed and never more than a few prints survive the process."
Pat worked for many years as an art instructor in the schools of rural Eastern Colorado. Pat is a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and the St. Louis Artists Guild. Her work has been displayed in the Brea Art Gallery, in Brea, California, the Forsythe Museum of Art, in Framingham, Massachusetts, the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, and the Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois. She has received numerous awards among them awards of excellence at the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial, the Mosaics Missouri Festival of Fine Art, and the Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock. Recently her work was chosen Best of Show at the St. Louis Artists Guild Lay of the Land exhibit. Pat's images reflect her fascination with the intricate beauty of nature and its interaction with the artifacts of man. Pat is represented by the Componere Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri.
"I draw my images from places that I have been, images that show a subtle play of light and shadow and reveal an uncommon beauty"