Patrycia Ann Herndon      

Patrycia Ann Herndon loves art and history and is fortunate enough to be able to spend her time with both. In 1981, Pat purchased a circa 1888, 2 story brick building that originally housed the First National Bank of Dighton, Kansas, and turned it into her studio/gallery. Here she normally has several different works in progress at a time. Although watercolor is her first choice of mediums, she also works in pastel, colored pencil, linoleum blocks, and an occasion bronze.  

Pat had planned a career in commercial design following her graduation from Texas Womans University, but chose instead to move with her husband to his family’s farm in western Kansas. The prairie of today: its inhabitants and its colors are the things expressed in her work.  

“Capturing the moods and impressions of my environment on paper is important to me and brings me great satisfaction and pleasure. It is just something I have to do. Without art my life would not be fulfilled.”  

Exhibiting her work throughout the United States, Pat participates in numerous juried competitions, group or solo shows each year. Her work has been chosen twice as the Botanica Gardens, Wichita, Kansas, annual poster. Her watercolor, PERSIMMON, appeared in Northlight’s book, Splash 7. She is a member of the Kansas Watercolor Society, the Montana Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, and the American Plains Artists. Her work is represented by Alle’s Art Gallery, Dodge City, Kansas, and the Old Bank Gallery, Dighton, Kansas.


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