Artist Profile

Reno, Nevada

Pat Wallis

Wallis, Pat

Pat Wallis lives in Reno Nevada. A fine art painter for 30 years, Pat has been painting in oil on canvas, board, and particularly copper. Oil painting on copper goes back to the 15th century although it is rarely used by contemporary artists. The copper gives the image a luminescence not found on other surfaces.
Pat is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Her art was on exhibit at the Nevada State Museum from October 2010 through February 2011. In 2006 the Nevada Museum of Art acquired one of her paintings for their permanent collection. In 2001 paramount Studios commissioned her to do a 4 x 5 foot painting for the movie "Vanilla Sky". Pat was the recipient of the prestigious Jane Gallagher Award for excellence in painting in 2004.
Pat is a member of the Wild Women Artists and the SilverSage Artists.
She has been teaching oil painting at Nevada Fine Art in Reno for the last 5 years. Her website is