Pat Lopez, M.A., LMHC
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Pat Lopez is nationally recognized Visual Artist and master of her genre. In 2016, Pat’s portfolio of over 400 works of Art from infamous court trials were acquired by the United States Library of Congress. In 2017, the Library created an exhibition called “Drawing Justice” to recognize Pat’s work and those of 8 others as an important piece of U.S. trial History.
For many years, Pat sketched and created the visual stories of historical criminal trials in courtrooms across the United States, for ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Associated press, National newspapers and magazines. In 2000, Pat donated her entire portfolio of trial artwork from the Oklahoma City Bombing trial for permanent archival and display in The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.
Today, Pat Lopez practices as a Counselor/Art Therapist with the Jemez Tribe and lives and creates in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. Pat Lopez is a graduate from Southwestern College with an MA in Art Therapy/Counseling.
My approach to teaching is centered around the power of personal creativity. The passion I bring to my work and teaching is based on creating a connection between your heart and your hands. I have learned from many years of sketching the wounds of others; that my heart is the doorway to my “creative”. As a teacher/artist, I am devoted to assisting my students in discovering and directly experiencing the “creative” that naturally exists within each one of us.