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Joel Patrick Childress (b. 1945)
Son of John Franklin Childress, Sr.

Pat Childress, author of the material on this website, was born and raised in the small community of New London, Texas.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1969 with an MBA and worked his entire career in the manufacturing industry.  His wife is the former Carol Anne Thompson of Brinkley, Arkansas.  Hobbies include motorcycling, fishing, hiking, golf, and the occasional horseback ride.

2003.04.11 pat on cycle on beach.jpg (56847 bytes)    2000 ca and pat on porch at circle z.jpg (64105 bytes)    2003 pat and jesse riding in creek at circle z.jpg (75452 bytes)

I've really had fun with my "artistic" side since I've retired.  This page reflects a few of my oil paintings and sculptures in bronze I've completed.  For a more comprehensive view of my portfolio, please go to

For the long-term record, here are samples of my oil paintings and my sculpting.  As of January 2012, I've managed to paint well over a hundred canvases, selling about one half the output.  As of that same date, I have sculpted several pieces (having begun this "second phase" of my art endeavors only in 2010) which also are shown below:


More Contemporary Childress Photos:

For additions, corrections or comments, please send an e-mail to Patrick Childress