• Patricia J Machmiller

    Patricia J. Machmiller combines the arts of brush painting, printmaking, and poetry.

    Patricia J. Machmiller combines the arts of brush painting, printmaking, and poetry. Her work in the visual arts started in 1996 when she began exploring watercolor as a means to augment her haiku writing. At first blush these media, print-making and brush painting, might seems very far apart, but their relationship to writing is at the heart of their appeal. A published poet, she has been writing since 1975.

    Her interest in the natural world and the environment finds expression in both her writing and her art-making. Art is the means by which she explores the interconnectedness of the natural and the human world.



  • She has been privileged to study with these outstanding artists and writers:

    • Robert Hass, US Poet Laureate (poetry)
    • Kiyoko and Kiyoshi Tokutomi (haiku)
    • Pei-Jen Hau (Chinese brush painting master)*
    • Alan May (printmaking)
    *Recently Pei-Jen Hau was honored with a museum in China.

    To contact Patricia, email her at patriciajmachmiller@msn.com

  • Exhibitions of her work have been:

    • Brush Paintings, Silicon Valley Art Gallery, 30 artists, 2008
    • Hau Pei-Jin Museum, Kunshan, China, 16 artists, 2008
    • Re-Formations, two artist print show, 2008
    • Woman as Prophet, 11 artists, 2007
    • ArtFest, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA 2007
    • Silicon Valley Open Studios, 2007
    • Eyes Optometry - Fourteen Brush Paintings
    • Main Street Café and Bookstore
    • 2005 Silicon Valley Open Studios
    • Open Studios 2005, May 14-15, 2005
    • Filoli Visitor and Education Center
    • Nan Hai Gallery, San Mateo, 2002, group show
    • Open Studios, Palo Alto, 2003
    • Mountain View Center, Mountain View, 2003, group show
    • Open Studios, San Jose, 2004
    • Gallery 9, Los Altos, 2004, three artists
    • Gallery 9
    • Animal Hospital, 2004, four artists

    Member of the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose, and Gallery 9. She is the author the haiku book, Blush of Winter Moon, and is one of the translators, with Fay Aoyagi, of Kiyoko’s Sky, the Haiku of Kiyoko Tokutomi.

  • Awards

      Awards:
    • Honorable Mention, Highways and Alleys, Pacific Art League, 2002
    • Honorable Mention, Los Altos Art Festival, 2005, judged by George Rivera
    • Gala Award, Silicon Valley Open Studios, 2005, chosen by Jo Hernandez
      • She is a member of the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose, and Gallery 9. She is the author the haiku book, Blush of Winter Moon, and is one of the translators, with Fay Aoyagi, of Kiyoko’s Sky, the Haiku of Kiyoko Tokutomi. With Tei Matsushita Scott she translated Autumn Loneliness: The Letters of Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi, July-December, 1967.