About the Artist Pat Cross
Pat Cross adding finishing touches to an oil painting sparked during a morning tour of her mother's garden.
Pat Cross, a native of West Virginia, once enrolled as the youngest student admitted into Hank Keeling’s figure drawing class at the University of Charleston.
An innate outdoor curiosity lured Pat Cross to some of our most strikingly beautiful geographies in North America including Tennessee, Utah, Florida, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest where she studied under master artists such as Lance Hunter, Bob Rhom and Kim English.
Over the years, the work of Pat Cross has been displayed in more than 150 fine art exhibitions, including Realism New York, Bosque Art Classic, and Salon International.
Collectors of her work live in the US, Canada, Australia, and other countries throughout the world. Publishers of her work include International Artist Magazine, Oxford University, GO Magazine, Cascades East, and Best of America Oil Artists.
After returning to West Virginia to care for her parents, Pat Cross soon juried into Tamrack’s Best of West Virginia and actively participates in exhibits there.
Then, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and West Virginia Division of Art, Culture and History (WVDACH) awarded her a grant to attend the National Portrait Society Conference in the District of Columbia. Soon after, she was selected by the Congressional Arts Committee as the Exhibition Juror/Judge on the West Virginia Capitol Campus.Most recently, the NEA and WVDACH awarded Pat Cross a grant to create 30 artworks depicting people outdoors in and around the town of Eleanor, where she currently works in her art studio. This series prompted opportunities such as a feature article in West Virginia Living Magazine as well as an invitation for a solo exhibition at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg.