A studio artist residing in Greenville, SC, Patricia Kilburg has exhibited throughout the United States, and internationally through the Art in the Embassies program. Her work has been exhibited at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC, the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC, and several other museums and colleges. She is a Member in Excellence of the SC Watermedia Society. Ms. Kilburg has taught and/or demonstrated encaustic techniques at the Greenville County Museum of Art, Furman University, Anderson Art Center and Greenville Center for Creative Arts.
A recurring theme in my work is the ambiguity of time and space. By suggesting an imaginary universe of macro and micro forms, I seek to suggest eternity, mortality, and the fragility of existence. I combine simple shapes with complex texture to create “secret places” for the eye to go and the imagination to be triggered. There is an emphasis on color and luminosity to portray the brilliance of Nature in various forms.