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artist , educator

Patricia Walters Cairns, American artist, educator. Recipient Best of Show award California Middle-State Fair, 1991, awards for juried shows Northwest Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, (Signature member) Northwest WS 60th Anniversary History Retrospective Exhibit, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Western Australia., 2000, Women Artists of West.


Cairns, Patricia Walters was born on February 10, 1937 in Orange, California, United States. Daughter of Milas Earl and Ruth Margaret (Albright) Walters.


Student, Stanford University, 1956. Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Denver, 1965. Secondary credential art education, California State University, San Luis Obispo, 1970.


Artist, teacher, Denver Public Schools, 1966-1969;art instructor, California State Polytechnic U., San Luis Obispo, 1970-1972;artist, teacher, San Luis Coastal Schools, San Luis Obispo, 1972-1994;painting instructor, San Luis Obispo Art Center, 1994-1995;painting instructor, Cuesta College Northern Company, Paso Robles, California, since 1995. Chair art department San Luis Obispo H.S., 1983-1994. Presenter California StateArt Education Conference, San Diego, 1983.


  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include galleries in Morro Bay, Cambria, Ventura, Cayucos, Templeton, San Luis Obispo, Claremont, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, since 1987. Art work published in Best of Watercolor 1 and 2, Portrait Inspirations, People: in Watercolor, Artistic Touch II, Watercolor Expressions, 1999.


Member National Museum Women in Art, National Watercolor Society (associate), Center Coast Watercolor Society (board directors 1980-1997, since 2004, president 1996-1997), Gold Coast Watercolor Society (signature member), Northwest Watercolor Society (signature), Watercolor West Society (juried associate), Paso Robles Art Association, San Luis Obispo Art Association.


Married Edward Alan Cairns, July 15, 1956 (divorced 1982). Children: Peter Thompson, Kirby Edward, Robin Ruth. Married Gerald Walter Lant, November 27, 1987-1997, widowed.

Married James Harris Carlisle, July 7, since 1999.

Milas Earl Walters

Ruth Margaret (Albright) Walters

Edward Alan Cairns

Gerald Walter Lant

James Harris Carlisle

Peter Thompson Cairns

Kirby Edward Cairns

Robin Ruth Cairns