Waterhouse Gallery
Pamela Wilson

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 Freyja And Her Moon-Cold Auguries 48 x 48 Oil $28000
 
 Unquiet 18 x 18 Oil & 24K gold leaf on birch panel $9000
 
 The Dazzling Dark Horses 18 x 18 Oil & 24K gold leaf on birch panel $9000
 

Artist Biography

Primarily a figurative painter, Pamela has worked in many other mediums, including photography, printmaking, and assemblage. She received her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was awarded a Regents Fellowship, the Abrams Project Grant, and a Regents Award for her Thesis Exhibition

Pamela has earned a reputation for paintings which transcend the ordinary. She develops haunting images that evoke moods, dreams, and memories inspired by real life, and which create a remarkably compelling narrative. The physical and emotional isolation of her characters has emerged as a hallmark of her work

Descriptions of her work such as "'lost, odd, mad,'
or similar terms denoting something out
of alignment with ordinary reality. She believes that letting ourselves explore the inherent “distortions” in reality is part of what gives us heart and balance.

Pamela chooses to address beauty in her paintings as a psychological moment "revolving around the dark and hilarious absurdities we endure while creating ourselves.

Pamela Wilson has built a reputation for works of art that transcend the commonplace to enter the realm of the sublime and otherworldly. She develops haunting images that evoke moods, dreams, and memories inspired by real life, and which create a remarkably compelling narrative.

 

The physical and emotional isolation of her characters has emerged as a hallmark of her work. She explores the great chasm of the unknown, the abyss that opens when you seek to understand the place of the human
in modernity.

The people in her paintings are often called "lost, odd, mad," or similar terms denoting something out of alignment with ordinary reality. She believes that letting ourselves explore the inherent "distortions" in reality is part of what gives us heart, and balance.

Addressing "beauty" in a painting feels too passive,
and what she is seeking is a psychological moment,
a different kind of beauty. She has much to say of the dark and hilarious absurdities we must often endure.

Exhibiting since 1992, Wilson's work has been the subject of eighteen solo shows from New York City to California; and she has exhibited in many museums including the National Museum of Women in the Arts,
in Washington, DC.

Her paintings are collected by celebrity patrons including Tom Skerrit, Joe Panteleone, Whoopie Goldberg and Howard Tullman.

She currently resides in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

 
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