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This week we welcome Pat Kenrick to the CBFC Artist Spotlight!

Q. Where are you from?

A. I’m originally from the historic city of Portsmouth, VA, but I’ve set up my studio and made a home in Richmond, VA. It’s a place that never fails to inspire me with its flourishing arts scene and cultural diversity.

Q. How long you’ve been drawing?

A. I’ve been drawing ever since I could hold a crayon, but I started to seriously pursue it as a craft when I was about 12 years old. So, you could say I’ve been at this for over 55 years!

Q. What materials do you prefer to do your art with?

A. When it comes to my artwork, I can’t resist the allure of watercolor paints and alcohol inks. Their unpredictability is what keeps me hooked. There’s just something about the softness and depth of color in watercolors, and the vibrancy and fluidity of alcohol inks, that makes each piece a unique adventure.

Q. Character you love to draw?

A. My all-time favorite character to draw? That has to be Snoopy from the Peanuts series. He’s such a versatile character, and getting his expressions just right is always a fun challenge.

Q. Character that you want to draw that you haven’t drawn yet?

A. One character I’ve been itching to draw is Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter. His unpredictability and flamboyant style present an exciting challenge that I can’t wait to take on!

Q. What artist inspires you the most and why?

A. The artist who continues to inspire me most is Walt Disney. His limitless imagination and dedication to spreading joy through art is something I aspire to in my own work.

Q. What was your first published work?

A. The first piece of mine to ever get published was a drawing of hands sculpting clay. This was featured in an art book, and it holds a lot of sentimental value for me, symbolizing the creative process of turning nothing into something.

Q. Which artist would you love to do a collaboration piece with?

A. If I could choose one artist for a dream collaboration, it would undoubtedly be Banksy. The way he challenges societal norms with his striking images is incredibly inspiring. I would love to merge my whimsical silhouettes with his powerful street art, creating a fascinating partnership. 

Thank Pat Kenrick for taking the time to answer a few of our questions! Be sure to give him follow!


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