Pat Richards-Dodds began her art studies at Santa Monica High School, graduating in 1955. At age 16 she was awarded a scholarship for life drawing to Chouinard Art School. Her studies continued at the University of Washington and throughout her life at Ventura College and through private instruction.

Richards-Dodds professional art career began in 1978 with several one person exhibits. In 1985 she became a member of the invitational Professional arts organization, Studio 83. Her work has been exhibited at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Community Memorial Hospital, the Museum of Ventura County, Buenaventura Art Association, The Crowne Plaza Hotel, as well as many other galleries and exhibits as well as private collections.

Pat is an active member of the Southern California arts community. In 1998 she was one of small group of art leaders who founded Studio Channel Islands Art Center. Richard-Dodds served as the first chairperson as well as chair for many fund development events. Pat served as Director of Development, 2012-2013. She was recognized by the Ventura County Arts Council with the Arts Stars Award for Artist in the Community.

Pat’s current work reflects her interest in abstract expression as well as impressions of light on water. Her recent work can be seen in Studio D3, Studio Channel Islands Art Center at 2222 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, 93010 by appointment or her website,

Professional associations

Studio Channel Islands
Los Angeles Art Association
Ojai Art Center
Buenaventura Art Association