Artist Pamela Resnick expresses a great love of nature in her gentle, expressive oil paintings. Find more of her portfolio on her website.
I have always been a creative person, but my first job set the stage for my life.
I worked in a large department store creating in-store merchandising and window displays. It was a world where most anything could be used to make visual impact. The experience was wonderful and taught me that were no limits in the creative world!
Afterwards, I took a different approach with my creativity, becoming a hairdresser for nearly a decade. I was also fascinated with making silver jewelry and learned silversmithing while raising my two sons.
As my children became older, I was offered a job selling art and framing. This led me to become a painter. I loved the beauty of oil painting and so I engaged in yet another creative world!
I lived in the Chicago metro area and began classes at a local college known for their involvement with The Art Institute of Chicago. Later, after relocating to Seattle, I studied at Atelier Collymore.
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Many hours and days of painting and learning were involved as I developed my skills. I found this exciting.
The motivation behind my painting is to communicate emotion from the beauty, color, and texture, or to share the wonder of my surroundings.
Much thought is put into each painting. That inspiration is translated on the canvas using a variety of different techniques, brush strokes and color to achieve what I see and feel.
I like to make use of opposites—small strokes next to large, smooth against rough, warm color next to cool color. I typically prime my canvas to create a warm or cool feel, or use beautiful metallic gold and allow some to randomly show on the painting. My intention is to create depth, dimension and an engaging image.
I’m always pursuing ideas to push my creative painting abilities.
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