Priscilla Messner-Patterson and her husband make their home in the beautiful Idaho panhandle just outside Coeur d'Alene. After living for 23 years on rugged Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, they lived for several years on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state before settling in Idaho. While in Kodiak, Priscilla taught art at Kodiak College for nearly 18 years. She painted wildlife, landscapes and still life before she began specializing in aviation related subjects in 1994. She is a member of the Coast Guard and Air Force Art Programs, the Canadian Aviation Artists Association and an award winning member of the American Society of Aviation Artists. Priscilla is also the recipient of the ASAA 2012 Luther Gore Distinguished Service Award.
She is also a member of the Canadian Aviation Artists Association and the Coast Guard Art Program. She has painted the Coast Guard at work in the air and aboard ships. Her husband, a former Navy and U.S. Fish & Wildlife pilot is her "best friend, biggest help and toughest critic." Original paintings are featured in Alaska, Canada and the lower 48 states. Priscilla is one of forty women in business featured in the 2002 Alaska Journal of Commerce and has won numerous awards and honors in the aviation art community including the American Society of Aviation Artists, Simuflite and Aviation Week and Space Technology. She holds a certification in Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement through Stuart Parks Forensics of Cataldo, Idaho.
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