About Me

Patricia Baron Monigold

Pat Baron Monigold was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She graduated from Alverno College, Milwaukee and did further study in drawing and painting at the University of Illinois and Parkland College. Pat was one of the original owners of Blackhawk Design. The company supplied castings, etchings and major presentation pieces to the University of Illinois and businesses in the Midwest.

Pat is now a full time studio artist and works in oil. The Art Coop, Urbana, hosted her show Brother/Sister Art and Broken Oak Gallery hosted her show High Road to Taos. In February of 2019 the Springer Cultural Center in Champaign hosted her solo show, The Art of Timing. She is co-founder of the Champaign-Urbana Comrades in Art.

She has also exhibited at galleries in Milwaukee and the Chicago suburbs. Her paintings have been juried into many local shows and she has won both merit and purchase awards. Her work has appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, winning the Over 60 Competition in 2014.


Artist’s Statement

It’s as simple as this— I’m like a crow with a shiny object. Something about a person captures my attention. It may be the way light defines the jaw, the way striped fabric curves on the shoulder or the unruliness of a tuft of hair ….and I take the hook!

The subjects of my portraits are people going about their everyday lives and the detail that lured me now opens the door to exploration of the subject who generously agreed to pose.

Working in oil I balance form and color to create a composition that not only defines my subject but does so with directness and nobility.