Studio 40 - Pat Culler Studio

Category / Medium:  Paintings / Drawings

Favorite nearby restaurant:  Kaune's Grocery


About Pat Culler
After graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Culler was granted a Meadows Artistic Achievement Award and Graduate Assistanceship from Southern Methodist University. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting. 

Additional studies include a New York School of Visual Arts painting program in Tangiers, Morocco, with Brice Marden; a Philadelphia College of Art painting program in Johnson, Vermont; a Fellowship/Residency Award from the Vermont Studio Center; and a marble carving program in Pietrasanta, Italy, studying with Rino Giannini of the Belle Arts Academy, in Carrara, Italy.

Ms. Culler’s work has been represented in exhibitions in Dallas, Irving, Boulder, Laredo, Austin, 
East Hampton, and New York City.

She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two beautiful cats who have unique personalities, 
and who occasionally make appearances in her art.
From Pat:
In all my endeavors, I adhere to a statement from Matisse: “What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter… a soothing, calming influence 
on the mind…”

Whether a figurative painting, a geometric abstraction, or a design for a tapestry or mural, my work follows a trusted, intuitive passion for color, pattern, and order. I paint what inspires me and hope that others receive a benefit from encountering my work..

After receiving a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Southern Methodist University, I was commissioned to design interior domes, tapestries, murals, mosaic floors, and ceiling patterns for a magnificent resort hotel in Bophuthatswana, South Africa: The Palace of the Lost City. The imagery of my works related to the African landscape - animals, vegetation, patterns from textiles, and found, painted surfaces.

This extraordinary experience inspired many years of further commissions for designs and paintings for hotels and private clients in South Africa, The Bahamas, Mexico, Costa Rica, South Korea, Dubai, and the United States.

My work today is a continuing influence from these experiences.