Artist Statement

Hello, I’m Pat. I grew up on a large mountain cattle ranch on the western slope of Colorado. I was drawn to horses, cattle, and wildlife from a very early age. While other girls wanted to be ballerinas, I wanted to be a cowgirl. I succeeded. I loved the sometime stark and wild beauty of the ranches and our state and federal parks. The rugged beauty, textures, and colors found in the wild and western United States and animals influence my art.

My first piece of art sold while in Junior High School. The Front Range of Colorado became my new home and work and life became too busy for art with a job as an engineer, writer, rancher, and competing in rodeo. A few years ago I moved back to the Western Slope of Colorado where there is lots of wildlife and fewer people.

Artwork became my main focus a few years back and have run forward with it since in a number of different art forms and mediums. My mediums vary from charcoal, oil and acrylic painting, plus photography, and leather art. My themes stay mostly in the west of domestic animals, wildlife, and landscapes.

Professional Memberships


  •    Cowgirl Artists of America–founding memberCowgirl Artists of America
  •    American Impressionistic Society
  •    NOAPS–National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society



Pat Sloss grew up on a large ranch in Gunnison, Colorado.  While growing up she knew she enjoyed art but after high school she worked at several different jobs trying to decide what she would be when she grew up.  One of those jobs was as a buckaroo on a half million acre ranch out of Oasis Nevada.

She moved back to Colorado and in a strange turn of events, went to college and became a Biomedical Electrical Engineer.  Work kept her busy and traveling but she always had cattle, horses and competed in rodeo and many other horse events on the side.  Life was just too busy to make any art.

When an accident sidelined her, she picked up art again and has become a self-taught artist.   She moved back to the Western Slope of Colorado where there were fewer people and lots of wildlife.  Pat has received awards for her art and has sold her art in the US and Europe, in person, galleries, shows, social media, and on her website.

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