Patricia Jenkins Art Studio
Patricia Jenkins was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. There she attended the State University College at Buffalo for a BS and MS in Art Education.
Ms Jenkins taught Art and Gifted Education in the public schools for twenty years, worked in Human Resources for seven and currently runs a faux finishing and mural business called Fauxto Finish, Inc.
She has two grown children, and one grandchild. She and her husband, Jeff, live in the Roxborough community, near Denver, Colorado.
Her favorite media is bronze but she resorts to pastels, drawing, and painting to fund the “expensive bronze habit”.
There was only one case of Whooping Cough in Buffalo, New York in the winter of 1960; that was me. I spent from Thanksgiving of that year until the beginning of 6th grade the next year, coughing my brains out and confined to my room. There wasn't much to do in 1960, in your room, in Buffalo New York…so I drew…and drew and drew and drew. By the time I returned to school , I was that child, the one that everyone asks to draw…draw "a horse", draw " a car", draw " a funny picture of the teacher". Art became my success story, and my expression of who I was.
Noteworthy awards and memberships
are the following:
Co-author Writing to Read IBM grant
National Endowment for the Arts; Visiting Artist Grant
STIR; women’s art group founding member
Hewlett Packard Visiting Scientist liaison
American Federation of Teachers
National Education Association
Colorado Art Education Association
One Roxborough Community Organization
Roxborough Arts Council; founding member, President (website)
Her work is currently being shown at:
The Roxborough Gallery at the Marketplace
The Firehouse Gallery.
Murals and public art can be viewed
at the following:
Tony’s Meats and Food
Vinos del Mundo
Visions Beauty Salon
Arvada Ridge Liquors
The Irish Snug
Slattery’s Irish Pub