BIO • Pamela fell in love with art making from the first moment she could hold a crayon. From that moment forward the love of art would be a constant in her life. She received her bachelor’s degree in elective studies with emphasis in studio art. She also received a master’s degree in social work where she developed deep listening and deep observational skills that she uses in her art. Her formal art training has also included art courses at a number of art institutions as well as studying with prominent local artists.
ARTIST STATEMENT • For me, everyday life has moments of unexpected visual surprises. These moments pull me away from my inner chatter and, for however briefly, make me stop and just look. This is how I approach my art making: I seek a visceral reaction. To achieve this in my artwork, I purposely create visual surprises. While I call upon all art elements in my paintings, I often emphasize color. As I work, I constantly change a painting as I react to what is already there by adding and subtracting paint until I know it is finished. At times my paintings can teeter on chaos, but I work hard to never let them tumble into the chaotic. One mark, one misused color changes the entire painting. One instant can change everything—which makes the work simultaneously terrifying and exhilarating.