Website for Nebraska Artist Patrick M. Kennedy
Welcome! Within these pages you will find samples of Pat's art, learn more about him, and see where you can view his art.
First, the origins of POKO. PoKo came to be as a play on Pat's initials. When he would have to initial a form or something, he made the periods into little circles and PoKo was born. When the year 2000 hit, it lent itself nicely to his signature on his paintings: 2P0K01, 2P0K02 and so on, keeping people guessing as to the actual identity of the artist.
His love of Science Fiction has led him to his art career. He is a self-taught artist whose art career began as a mural painter in Los Angeles in the 1970’s. He moved to Kearney, NE in 1976 where his mother and brother lived. Patrick began painting canvases and taking his paintings to Sci-Fi conventions across the mid-west where his love of Sci-Fi and Fantasy developed even more. He has sold paintings to the likes of Orson Scott Card and C.J. Cherryh. He’s even sat and shot the bull with Steven King at one of the earliest Archon’s. Patrick is now a published artist. He has had four paintings used as cover art for books and magazines published by Sam’s Dot Publishing and has a 2012 calendar coming out in October, 2011.
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"I feel my artwork can take us away from our everyday lives by allowing us to wander through the many possibilities of where our mind might take us. If it is pleasing to the eye and stirs the imagination, I feel I have done my job."
"Some men see things as they are and ask why, I dream of things that never were, and ask why not."