Pam Powell

Portraiture and Fine Art

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Leslie Levy Fine Art
Scottsdale, AZ - (800) 765-2787

McLarry Modern
Santa Fe, New Mexico - 505-983-8589

Waterhouse Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA - 805-962-8885

I have a passion for the human figure and love the variety of expression in the human form. I want my paintings to be like visual poems, condensing time, creating a mood and evoking an emotion. People who buy my paintings often ask me to tell them the story in the painting, but I've learned that it's better not to tell my story, the painting must speak to the person who views it." - Pam Powell

Pam Powell combines her dedication to traditional art principles with her firm belief that those principles must communicate with the modern world. Calling herself a "contemporary representational painter", Pam paints the world she inhabits using the solid classical skills she's developed.As a young woman Pam went to Europe where she fell in love with Renaissance art. After her return to the United States she received a BFA degree in Sculpture from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and a second BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Pam has studied painting with some of the most respected representational painters in this country including Huihan Liu, Zhaoming Wu, Craig Nelson, William Whitaker, and Michael Shane Neal.Recognizing her abilities as an artist and a communicator, the Academy of Art University invited Pam to join their faculty in 1995. She teaches painting and drawing, passing on the traditional skills she has honed. The California Art Club membership jury chose Pam for its select "artist member" category in 2006. She also belongs to the Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America.Magazine Articles:"A Window On Life" by Max Gillies, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, April 2016"Pam Powell: Painter of Modern-Day Genre" by Molly Siple, California Art Club Newsletter, Fall 2011"Cafe Views" by Lisa Wurster, The Artist's Magazine, March 2010"Quiet Observations" by Joshua Rose, [...]

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