The countryside has always been an inspiration for Pamela from a very young age. Her early paintings and drawings captured orchards, hills and farms, the scenes she saw while riding her horses in her home state of California. As her interest in art and photography grew, so too did her experiences, taking her to different parts of the world where she studied with other artists and developed her artistic style. The thrill of visiting museums in these countries, and seeing great works of art in person, left an incredible impression on her and continues to influence her paintings to this day.
During her stays in places such as Aix-en-Provence, the Côte D’ Azur, the Alps, Italy, Sweden, Greece, plus other parts of Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, and areas of Canada, Pamela discovered great visual diversity and her love for working in oils. Through this medium she was able to express how she sees the world – in textured lively colour!
Today, she gets her inspiration from areas she travels and what is around her. This includes some European city and countryside scenes and at home the Okanagan’s seasons, mountains, lakes, farmlands, vineyards, and gardens. Also now included are wintery scenes at Big White, home of her winter studio.
At first glance the scenes are quite representable; however, when viewed up close you can see that they are comprised of countless paint daubs. Each daub filled with intense colour, layers, texture, and placed next to and over each other freely with palette knife and brush. This technique creates both detail and depth representing the complexities of nature and visually urging the viewer to walk right into the scene.
Pamela was born in Dallas, Texas, and as a dual citizen has resided in Canada for 30 years. She has painted most of her life and during her time abroad earned her living as a full-time artist. For 15 years, she owned her own graphic design company working free-lance while painting part time. Pamela has returned to painting full time and is seriously excited to get back into her art.
In addition to originals, Pamela creates hand-embellished Giclee´s. She also enjoys painting commissioned originals of specific scenes and vineyards for collectors accommodating special requests for composition and size. Her paintings can be viewed and purchased at:
#107-1180 Sunset Drive, Kelowna/ Located directly behind Bouchons Bistro on Sunset Drive.
SKI SEASON/ Jan – April
#410-250 Feathertop, Copper Kettle Lodge, Big White Ski Resort
Please call 250-878-8818 or email: [email protected] for viewing and visits!