Patricia Cochran

The long grey winters of Oregon often makes one long for warm beaches and tropical breezes! Hawaii is a magical place glorious colors and experiences. During a visit to the botonical gardens of Kauai, Pat was inspired by lovely antique Hawaiian quilts of floral designs. Upon her return to the mainland, she began a series of paintings that combined quilt patterns with their floral counterparts. She learned how to cut the traditional "snowflake" quilt blocks, each one replicating the flower it represented. Favorite birds of the islands frequent each painting.

Pat has had a life-long love affair with horses.
They frequent her fields, her dreams, and her paintings!

The Horses of San Marcos

In 2005 the Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America commissioned Pat to paint an oil of a Welsh stallion to commemorate the Society's Centennial celebration. That painting now hangs in their national office in Virginia as a permanent part of their collection.

The occasional landscape and figure-work is a welcome change of pace.

Sometimes it is nice to work in watercolor.


A series of "crayon-colored" mares & foals...just for fun!