Pat Spainhour

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Pat Spainhour

Founding Artist

Pat Spainhour is a contemporary artist and art educator. She taught studio art and art history in the WSFC Schools and UNC School of the Arts. Pat has a BFA from UNC Greensboro and graduate studies at Wake Forest University.

Pat developed an interest in encaustic painting at Penland School of Crafts. She was awarded the NC Arts Council Regional Artist Grant to attend an advanced encaustic workshop in Santa Fe, NM. She has been a presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA, and taught encaustic workshops at Truro Center for the Arts.

Pat’s current work is part of the series, Stay at Home Art. Her mission in 2020 was to work daily in the studio, posting finished work on a weekly basis, for 52 weeks. The body of work is an intense study into the nature found in her environment, textures, and color relationships.