ARTIST STATEMENT : “In the beginning God created….and so must I.”
Born and reared in Nashville, N.C., Pat attended Meredith College for two years before transferring to Barton College where she earned her B.S. Degree in Art Education and later a B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education. She spent her teaching career in the Nash/Rocky Mount Schools System as an Art Specialist in Nash County. She has been in a number of invitational, juried, and one woman shows and has won numerous awards in exhibitions and shows across North Carolina.
Working in oils, acrylics, watercolor, clay, mixed media, and pastels, she also experiments in computer graphics, mosaics, collage, textiles and batik. She has studied with such artists and potters as Susan Fecko, Chris Wilson, Ed Brown, Tom Marshall, Phillip Farout, Linda and Charley Riggs, Dan Finch, Steve Branfman, Ron Meyers, Tom and Elaine Coleman, Steven Hill, Randy Broadnax, and Don Ellis.
Pat lectures and demonstrates her work in small group settings all over the state on. Since retiring, she is now affiliated with Innerbanks Artisans Center, in Washington, NC where she has gallery space. Her work can also be found in private and corporate collections across the state and the eastern seaboard of the U.S. She presently has work being shown in several galleries and is a member of the Arts Council of Wilson, the Wilson Active Artists, and the Triangle Potters Guild and has served on the Wilson Public Arts Planning Committee. She has three married children and six grandchildren and resides with her husband, Kent Montgomery, in Wilson, NC.