Originally from the Midwest, Patricia Sennott studied Art at the University of Kentucky and in Denmark before moving to the North Coast of California where she has maintained a studio since the early 1990's. After graduating from Humboldt State University in Fine Art, she pursued watercolor and silk painting, showing her work at many Humboldt County venues as well as in Southern California.

From 1990 to 1993 Sennott taught art in grade school and high school on Tinian, a small island in the Marianas Commonwealth, Micronesia. During that time her watercolor and silk painting practice intensified and reflected the tropical and marine splendor of the area. A monotype workshop on Guam and later an intensive monotype course at Bennington College in Vermont began Sennott's devotion to expressing herself in monotype printmaking.
Monotype refers to a one-of-a-kind, handmade print method. One example of her monotype technique is the three-color registration process, which involves 3 separate inkings that mix and form a wide spectrum of colors. Sennott also works in more spontaneous approaches but they all involve the same tools: oil based ink, sheets of rigid plastic for making the image, towels and cotton swabs, rag paper and an etching press.

Sennott says "A transformation can occur while carefully observing nature. This transformation has driven me to draw, paint and print for many years. Working on portraying the elegant lines found in flowers and trees or translating complicated patterns of light and shadow: this practice continues to lure and to nurture me. By transformation I refer to the calm which can cut through the chaos of daily life.

The blessedness of floral imagery has expanded in recent years to include birds in my work. This is thanks in part to having won the Victor Jacoby Grant in 2008 which allowed me to obtain a good camera and to study printmaking at Kala Institute in Berkeley. Observing a bird, whether away in the mountains or in the intimacy of my garden can feel like a miracle! They symbolize transcendence and great mysteries to me"