Patricia Menchaca was born in El Paso Texas, 1981. She studied drawing and graphic design at the University of Texas at El Paso, while working as a freelance artist. Patricia lives in Las Cruces, NM, with her wife and best friend, Eunice, and their two children, Isaac and Isaiah. For four years she has worked with colored pencil on black surface, allowing her spiritual growth to lead her into a place where creation is constant. There is a meditative process in the detail and time each piece takes. She calls her work "Visual Prayers," because they are recorded moments of her personal thoughts and prayers to God.
"There is not one thing seperate from another in His universe. This belief is what started my spiritual journey, and also started the greatest shift in the art I make. It became more important to me to create solely from my awakening, than to make a drawing from political theories or injustices, the way I had always done before. With thinking about the oneness of everything and everyone, I gained a strong curiosity to want to see things at their smallest particles and atoms. Nature, form, pattern, texture, color, and love are the driving elements for my current work."