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Pamela Hamilton Draws Inspiration from the Beauty of Nature and Capturing Nuances of Light

Ever since Pamela Hamilton was a child, she has wanted to be an artist. Here she is in her home studio focusing on her favorite subject -- nature. Scroll down to see her artwork.

Artist Name: Pamela Hamilton

Town: Geneva, IL

Medium: Soft Pastels

Inspiration: “I love everything there is about nature…the contrast of the morning sun, trees sprouting new leaves, a berm dotted by spruce trees, and how light dances through the elements of nature.”

Private Label Soft Pastel Line: Pam has curated her own line of soft pastels through Jack Richeson & Co, a fine art supplier. The collection is called, The Pamela Hamilton Basic & Bright Collection, containing 80 colors. Artists can create anything from seascapes and landscapes to wild animals and everything in between.

Priced at $279.20, the set can be purchased through her website – see web address below.

Background: As early as fourth grade, Pam was making paper dolls complete with little tabs on their wardrobe for herself and classmates. She said she was always “that kid who could draw well.” At home, her mother wasn’t pleased to discover her drawing on walls using potting soil from indoor plants. Then Pam discovered the blank inside pages of her family’s encyclopedia set which she quickly embellished with her drawings and finished by adding her signature!

Art Education & Career: Art classes in high school were followed by a year at The Art Institute of Chicago and then marriage and family. After taking graphic design classes at Elgin Community College, she worked for a print shop as their inhouse designer until becoming the art director for a home decorating magazine. At age 50, she entered her first art show, began winning awards, and is now devoted full-time to fine art.

Teaches All Skill Levels: The Art Box, 720 N. 17th Street, Suite #5, in St. Charles, IL; 630-301-9597

Memberships: Signature member of both the Pastel Society of America and Chicago Pastel Painters Association; Member of the American Impressionist Society and American Women Artists.

Where to find her work: Trend + Relic, 1501 Indiana Avenue, St. Charles, IL. Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek, WI.

BERRYLICIOUS; March 2020 3rd Place Award Winner, Dakota Art Pastels Juried Competition





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