Artist, author and international instructor Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch is known world wide for her impact in the medium of encaustic through her dynamic teaching, far-reaching inspiration and four books published in the techniques and materials that have made this medium so popular.

Not as widely recognized is the depth and breadth of work she has put out into galleries, corporations and homes throughout the world, as well as numerous awards and commendations she’s received for not only her impact in the medium but creation of art itself. 

Patricia has been nominated yearly since its beginning for several categories of the prestigious encaustic La Vendeenne award, awarded best of show in Australia-a $5000AU award, and awarded time and again in juried shows dating back to her roots in mixed media, 2004. Patricia's work can be found in collections throughout the world; not the least of which are Safeco Corporation, Seattle, WestPac, Sydney, NewSouthWales, City of Albany, Western Australia and St Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, KY.

Patricia and her husband John now live in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. She divides her time between her three home studios, restoring their 1880 Victorian castle, and sharing this gem with guests and friends from near and far.


     Select Solo Exhibits:

  • New Editions Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Lynn Hanson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  •  Francis Keevil Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Bundeberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundeberg, Australia

     Select Group Exhibits:

  •  New Editions Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
  • SABIO, Art & Jazz, Lexington, Kentucky
  • City Gallery, 2-person exhibit, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Main Street Gallery, 2-person exhibit, Armidale, NSW, Australia
  •  Hanson/Scott Gallery, Seattle, Washington

     In the collection of:

  • St Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky
  • City of Albany, Albany, Western Australia
  • Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Symmetra Financial, Bellevue, Washington
  • WestPac Bank, Sydney, Australia


  • Encaustic Revelation, North Light Press
  • Encaustic Painting Techniques: The whole ball of wax, North Light Press
  • Encaustic Mixed Media, North Light Press
  • Encaustic Workshop, North Light Press
  • Assorted magazines and periodicals as well as DVD and youtube video

    Select Grants and Awards:

  • International Encaustic Artist Association (IEA) Project Development Grant
  • IEA La Vendeenne award 5 time nomination
  • Great Southern Art Award, Australia, Best of Show
  • E.D. Foundation N.J. Project grant
  • Washington State Arts Commission Artist Development grant
  • East Side Fine Art exhibit, best of show

Select Residencies:

  • Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
  • Vancouver Arts Center, Western Australia
  • Grunewald Guild, Washington
  • Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Oregon


  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, BS English, 1989

archived collections and teaching history here~