Painting at the National Gallery
Pam is best known for her
Portraits, Still Lifes and Vanitas. Her career as an artist began in New York
as a decorative painter, but her desire for knowledge and adventure led her to
Italy. She studied the Masters at a small school in Florence and remained in
Tuscany for six years developing her craft.
She is a studio painter, trained to work in a darkened room with a
single, northern light source. The colors achieved by this technique yield lush
tones in Portraits as well as in Still Lifes. It is Pam's belief the spirit of
a person or object is best realized from actual life settings rather than from
Pam is currently specializing in Vanitas, a genre of still life
painting dating back to Antiquity. The Vanitas is a portrait depicting the
person through the presentation of various objects and symbols. It is an
homage. A skull or snuffed out candle is often in the work to represent
mortality and the transient nature of the material life.
As a member of the Copyist Program at the National Gallery of Art, Pam
augments her skills by recreating the likes of Turner, Rembrandt and Degas.
can view her works at Sterling & Burke, Ltd., Georgetown Washington, D.C.
2009 Charity Auction for Planned Parenthood and Children’s Hospital
2002 Gallia e Peter, Milan, Italy
2001 Rittenhouse Gallery, Philadelphia
2001 Tamohara Gallery, Hudson, NY
1998 Le Torre Gallery, Greve, Italy
2011 Artspace, Herndon Virginia Finalist in Portrait Competition
2006-9 Closson’s Art Gallery, Cincinnati
2005 Patricia Weiner Gallery, Cincinnati
2003-4 Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville
2002-4 La Civetta Gallery, Greve, Italy
1995-7 Charles H. Cecil School, Florence, Italy
1998 Simona Dolce of Florence Academy, Florence
1987 Leonard Pardon School of Specialist Decoration, New York
Pam is currently living in the Washington, D.C. area and is available