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Patricia Sennott

Painter and printmaker.

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Patricia Sennott studied at the University of Kentucky and in Denmark before graduating from Humboldt State University. After years of painting on silk scarves and then working in transparent watercolor, she studied printmaking at Bennington College in Vermont and under Master Printer Fred Schwab at Ink People center for the Arts in Eureka CA. Sennott now uses oil-based ink and French rag paper to create Monotypes of native birds and of flowers, both wild and from her Blue Lake garden. “Observing a bird, whether in the mountains while hiking or in the intimacy of my garden can feel like a miracle! They symbolize transcendence and great mystery for me.” Sennott has been exhibiting her art for over 25 years and her work appears in collections in Japan, Canada and Micronesia as well as in the United States. Her exploration of the natural world has taken her to remote places in the mountains and deserts of Oregon and California and includes a 3 year journey of teaching art and painting in the Northern Mariana Islands of the Western Pacific. An endless enthusiasm for observing flora and fauna here on the North Coast is evidenced in her artwork. To make a monotype, one rolls ink onto a sheet of hard plastic and then wipes away ink to produce an image. The wiped plate is placed on the bed of an etching press and covered with damp archival paper and pushed through the press. The pressure forces the inked image into the paper fibers. “It is always a surprise!” says Sennott, about seeing what comes out of the press. This surprise aspect is just one part of what attracts her to monotype, one-of-a-kind, handmade prints.vv

Patricia Sennott...

Phone (707) 496-1922

psennott@gmail.com