SOWA Friday Night Art Walk -
Fountain Street Gallery - Group Show June 29-July 28, 2022
I am super excited to announce my juried group show in the Annex at Fountain Street Gallery in Boston MA in the SOWA Arts District. It opens this Friday night July 1st 5:00-8:00 pm. There is an array of gallery's and open studios, restaurants nearby and a beer garden!
I am showing 8 - 12"x12" mixed media in my horse series. 3 other large mixed media on canvas.
I will be there from 5-8 pm and you can visit thru the month with regular gallery hours.
Here are some of my thoughts for the work - Hope to see you all on Friday nights opening.
My work is about identity, truth, hope, bravery and restoration of who we are. The freedom to move and breathe in this world. Being brave enough to let the light in us shine. This body of work represents truth in my life. Horse’s represent freedom of movement in all that they are. Birds fly with a freedom that feeds my spirit. The cross is my foundation and a desire in image to detach what we think it means and to lean into the truth of what it is.
The feathers in my work represent protection, flight, individualism and strength. My process starts with laying my hands on the layer of the gessoed panel. As a way to begin the connection to what is going to be created. I put anywhere from 6-10 layers of paint with sanding, scratching, mark making, glazing and collage.. There is always one layer that creates the struggle of every painting I have ever created. I wrestle with it, leave it be, come back to it and it's still not settled and then I remember again to trust the process and once I come to peace of trusting the process through the ugly stage and release the struggle something beautiful comes to be. I continue to learn that my art is a metaphor for life. It is about the courage in creating a vision, a thought, an image, and pushing through the uncomfortable moments knowing that I am enough and that I can have missteps and. those missteps can teach me things. Rising up and riding the wave of doubt and fear I am then able to gain my intuitive guidance of a gift that was placed inside me in partnership. I am able to bring a voice and my vision to the canvas. I hold these moments dear to my spirit and the way I feel and move through that connection I grow, become and create.
We are brave, we are strong, we are beautiful, we are courageous, we persevere, we are freedom. Remember there's beauty in your bravery.
be love xo Pamela
Danforth Annual Juried Art Show - June 25-September 18,2022
My art that was chosen was "Seek Peace" 30x48" mixed media on canvas.
The Cross - 7 Crosses - 7 Weeks & New Work
December 4, 2021 4:00-8:00pm
43 Broad Street #310B ~ Hudson MA 01749
Featuring a Grazing Table by Dan Rogers
Gallery Twist "Impressions" APRIL 16 - MAY 9, 2021ANNUAL PRINTMAKING SHOW
200+ artworks by 50+ artists,
I am excited to be part of Gallery Twist current show entitled "Impressions"
The owners display some of the art in these inspiring vignettes. Here are two of the four pieces I have as part of the show. The Bee-Series
Its well worth the road trip to see this amazing show and gallery !
BEE-WELL AND BEE-AMAZING
This is what Art can do...
Empath Full Circle Story and what the art donation means to me....
In my life, My art is an outpouring of passion to create something that speaks to the quiet spaces in the hearts of those who view it. To be able to provoke thought in the truth that resonates to where you are at that moment in time. A message of hope, truth, love, grace, peace, and strength that one can feel and in that knowing is the message, that you are enough.
“The Wings of Joy and Grace” was created to give a message of overcoming and the amazing potential of each one us. A story of Grace and ultimate Joy.
I reached out to folks to ask for partnerships in supporting my vision of giving away art to communities that In turn support others. Lorraine Charman is one of those people which I am ever grateful for her support in commissioning this piece for my art mission. Also would like to thank all my patrons that support me through I Am...Missionary Artist™️ Patreon and my partner Danforth Rogers in supporting all my endeavors. Very grateful for the blessings to be able to pursue this calling.
In this full circle moment of wanting to give back to communities that also find themselves in a struggle to overcome circumstance in ones life. I have a mission to make a difference with my art. In this full circle moment of giving back to a community that helped me along so long ago. I thank you for making a difference in so many lives.
This is what art can do, it can bring, Love - Grace - Hope
“The Wings of Joy & Grace”
*The verse underneath written on the blank canvas is
Psalm 63:7 - for you have been my help and in the shadow of your wings
I sing for joy”.
*5 is the number of Grace - there are 5 rows of unique paper feathers and they represent each of us as unique individuals. All the feathers make up the wings, with the wings representing the fullness of community together in lifting each other up. Working together makes us stronger and united. The layers of feathers from an old bible pages represent the support we get, lifted up by His love, His strength, His power = We are lifted in God’s Grace.
*3 birds on the wings center represents Holy Trinity
*Feathers - protection/Gods covering - there is also a layer of feathers from an old bible that represents Gods Truth in our lives “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart”
“The Wings of Joy & Grace”
I believe in love – I believe in restoration, I believe in healing, i believe in Grace, I believe in Hope. I believe God has a plan for everyone, I believe that God’s timing is perfect and I believe that We are all beloved children of God.
In His amazing Grace
“For in Him we live in and move and have our being” Acts 17:28
“The Forever Relationship”
This body of work is mixed media collage art on 30”x48” canvas that I created in response to the big pause, the pandemic that is on the earth.
My business shut down and I began questioning of “What am I going to do?” “This is crazy I can’t shut down my business ?” All the what if’s, that were way to big for me at that moment. The whole world was being shaken and turned around, the magnitude of what was happening in the world was overwhelming. The fear and uncertainty washed over me and at that point I had to make a choice.. and I chose my Faith over my fear. I knew the work was going to be about The Cross.
What an Inspiring time to fall apart, grow through what was before me and be built back up. 7 weeks of painting and 3 months total of creating something beautiful with God.
This is the beginning of my story of - The Cross - 7 Crosses - 7 Weeks.
“The Forever Relationship” - is expression of the truth that God is the one relationship that is forever and always through his Son, Christ Jesus.
The colored feathers represent us all as individuals and that God loves every single person that is created on this earth, and there is a forever relationship for each one of us.
In the next seven weeks I will be blogging more about each Cross and at the end will post a video of what the work of creating Crosses has meant to me.
Big loving thank you to my partner, Danforth Rogers for supporting and being a kind giving gently soul. Love you sweet man.
In His abundant Grace,