Thank you to all the AOS visitors for wearing masks while stopping at studios for the 2021 tour.
2022: Most likely the Tour Guide will not be mailed.
As a student of nature creating beauty always came easily to her, An eclectic artist working in many modalities over the span of her lifetime Pam's talents range from years of hairdressing, jewelry making, quilt design, garden design, Zentangle, and now most excitingly drawing and painting.
About a decade ago Pam found Zentangle and fell in love. In 2017 she became certified to teach Zentangle. It was learning the practice of Zentangle that unlocked her lifelong desire to draw and paint. The ability to create beautiful art by using one stroke at a time is so genius. Pam says: "It's not just reproducing patterns it's about learning composition and shading. Once the foundation is laid that anyone can learn then the sky is the limit." Pam teaches in person or on Zoom at her studio or on location.
Her Certified Monarch Waystation farm gives her lots of inspiration. Butterflies, Birds, Pets, and People are the heart and soul of her work today. She loves the freedom of watercolors mixed with the realism of butterflies and baby animals.
In 2018 Pam wrote and illustrated her book "The Lonely Lonely Butterfly" This book chronicles the life and trials of one Eastern Black Butterfly. Written as a family guide to butterfly habitat it's written as a child's story with family projects. Pam hopes that it will be a lifelong guide for her readers to enjoy. Mostly she hopes that it will teach empathy for our pollinators and that people will change a few landscaping habits to help them.
It was during the Illustration of this book Pam struggled and learned to get her portraits done. Through the struggle, she fell in love with portraiture. Working from a photo she can now capture her subjects precisely.
Her body of work now ranges from strong charcoal animal portraits to light and airy watercolor abstract florals. It's not possible to put Pam in a box because she will turn the box into a work of art.