Staci Purvis


Greenville County, SC


  • Visual Art

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate


Artist bio

Staci Purvis of Greenville received her bachelor’s in art education from Francis Marion University in 2002 and her master’s in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts from Lesley University in 2009. Purvis is an S.C. native who grew up in Florence. Purvis’ work is primarily abstracted acrylic painting. Purvis exhibits her paintings in shows in the upstate area such as the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. She also specializes in ice dying and screen printing. She shows her textile work in local markets and pop ups through her business SP Originals. She currently teaches art at Berea Elementary in Greenville County. Purvis was the recipient of the South Carolina Art Education Association’s Art Educator of the Year in 2021.

Artist statement

Creating art is extraordinary and beautiful. I work primarily in acrylic paint on canvas and dying fabrics. Painting is a way for me to express all of my feelings and emotions on canvas through colors and abstraction. I also love dying fabrics and screen printing. I find joy in creating a piece of art that is original and not exactly like anything you would find in a store. Color can always be found in my work.