Pandy Autry

pattern, texture and lampshades…

I have always been particularly fascinated by pattern and texture: in nature, in textiles, and even in very ordinary objects. As a decorative painter/faux finish artist, I work daily in these areas. Working in metal has expanded my horizons and inspired new possibilities and directions in my work, adding a tactile, three-dimensional aspect.

By nature, I am a very practical person; I like the things that I create to have a functional use as well as a decorative one~~hence my choice of lampshades and nightlights. I have been experimenting with decorating lampshades for some time through paint, fabric, and papier mache, but did not feel I had it “quite right” until I added the element of metal. The metal structure of the shades’ frames is what drew me to them, and using other metals to decorate that structure accentuates these forms with which I am so smitten.

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​Cape Fear Studios, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) fine arts organization that provides opportunities for visual artists and art patrons to work together in promoting and learning visual arts. The City of Fayetteville, The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County and the N.C. Arts Council support CFS. CFS is located on the corner of Maxwell Street and Russell Street in historic downtown Fayetteville, Cape Fear Studios provides art studios for rent, a gallery where exhibitions of work by member and visiting artists are held, retail space, and classroom space for private lessons, workshops or classes. We are governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the membership and operates under by-laws.

Our stated purposes include provision for:
  • ​An extension of the downtown cultural arts and revitalization
  • Arts education for the public through studio demonstrations, tours and hands-on activities
  • An outlet for artists to exhibit and sell their work
  • A source of quality, locally produced visual arts for the public

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​Phone: 910.433.2986