I want my work to grab the viewer's attention and convey a central theme in my life - my love of the land and man's stewardship of it, and the joys and gifts of farm life.
Independence artist, Pat Lehmkuhl has had a pencil and brush in hand since childhood. She is a self-taught artist who has also worked as a nurse, wife, mother and shepherd in the rural communities of Southwest Virginia. Pat has won many awards at shows and competitions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has free-lanced as a designer for a textile company and as an illustrator for a Montana-based author of children’s books. Pat says, “Painting never gets easier. That inner image always demands more to hit the high notes and stir not only the viewer, but also myself. I want my work to grab the viewer’s attention and convey a central theme in my life—my love of the land and man’s stewardship of it, and the joys and gifts of farm life.”