Pamela Gatens



Painter of colorful florals, cats and abstracts. Happy, loose paintings.

I began working in graphic arts while in high school, and enjoyed graphic design and typography as a career until moving to West Virginia in 2002. There I joined Greenbrier Artists at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg in 2004 and began working in acrylic and watercolor. I am a member of The American Impressionist Society and a Signature Member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society, and am represented by The Greenbrier Hotel & Resort, online with Carleton Varney, Tamarack in Beckley, WV, and The Art Store in Charleston, WV. I have a line of cat and floral cards taken from my many acrylic and watercolor paintings that are sold at The Greenbrier in The Carleton Varney Gift Gallery.

Currently I live in Hillsboro, WV with my husband Pat, and cats Pokey and Mack and monster dog, Smokey. I paint nearly every day. To me, the beginning abstract structure of a painting is the most exciting part. No other activity gives me the fulfillment that painting does. I focus on brushwork, looseness and layering in order to express my love of color.

Recently I have begun creating textile and surface pattern designs from my watercolor paintings using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop. My concentration has been on floral patterns featuring lots of layers and vivid color.

I am very active on the teaching site Skillshare and also on FaceBook, where I post regularly.



Carleton Varney Gift Gallery
White Sulphur Springs, WV - (304) 536-1110 ext. 7450

Daily Paint Works
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David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery at Tamarack
Beckley, WV - 1-88-TAMARACK ext. 157

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WV Fine Artisans Gallery
Lewisburg, WV - (304) 667-0320

Recent Blog Posts

Pink& Red Hollyhocks
Posted on 9/6/2017 8:35:28 PM

Cosmos Bouquet
Posted on 2/7/2017 11:02:37 AM

Winter Daffodils
Posted on 2/4/2017 7:23:50 PM

Rainbow Orchids
Posted on 12/1/2016 3:03:09 PM

Daffodils In Cobalt
Posted on 11/30/2016 10:00:39 AM

Tiger Rose
Posted on 11/18/2016 12:16:41 PM

Blue Eyes
Posted on 11/14/2016 12:46:45 PM

Pink Peonies
Posted on 11/8/2016 9:23:42 AM

Pink Petals
Posted on 10/25/2016 8:05:08 AM

Orchid Chiffon
Posted on 10/18/2016 5:53:36 AM

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