Pati Kent is an Artist/Illustrator. She has shown her work throughout the U.S. and Europe. Pati uses a variety of mediums depending on the piece she is working on. Her work is usually part of a series. She enjoys creating narratives that are filled with symbolic images. Her pieces are meant to depict a place or time and transcend beyond the first reading. She is passionate about her work and in enjoys the creative process of developing an idea and then creating a symbolic narrative of an event or series of events that uses several images to attract, question, enlighten and entertain the viewer. She is smitten with illusory animals and other fantasy images. She is also known for developing pieces that are centered around a historically famous artist or musician.
Pati illustrates a variety of images including sketches of beautiful dresses, including wedding dresses, for her company Sweet Thing. These beautiful sketches become a unique keepsake. As an illustrator, she is at the ready to use her talent to ensure her client’s vision is accurately implemented. As Pati tells it, “Illustration is expressing a view point or telling a story in a few short visual seconds.”
Pati has been an Art instructor in and around Orange and L.A. counties for 17 years. She treats all of her students, novice and experienced alike, with the same professionalism. She believes that everyone has various gifts that just need to be sharpened. Her classes are for the passionate student who would like to improve their skills while learning in a very supportive environment. Her focus is on drawing and painting, with an emphasis on color theory. Pati works along with her students as she is adamant about keeping her drawing skills refined. You may find her at the Huntington Beach Art Center studio on Tuesdays where she teaches pertinent lessons on drawing and painting. Pati is known to discover talent in her younger students, and has encouraged them to move forward in the arts, including attending art schools. She has a special talent in providing insight on preparation of portfolios, which she has shared with her students.
Pati graduated with a B.F.A. degree from the extraordinary Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. There she polished her skill as an illustrator and developed her talent as a fine artist. When Pati is not making or teaching art you may find her reading, gardening, playing volleyball or softball, enjoying the Southern California beaches or going to church. She loves her family.