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Ashland Gallery Guide 43
Pam is a nature and wildlife painter.
She uses watercolor and acrylics along
with natural materials to show the
beauty of nature and hopefully inspire
efforts to preserve that beauty on the
part of viewers. She was AIR at Lassen
in 2015, Lake Clark National Park
(Alaska) in 2017 and Glacier National
Park in 2017. Pam is a juried member
of the Watercolor Society of Oregon,
recently awarded by the Northwest
Watercolor Society in Seattle.
“On all the residencies, I found myself
more productive, introspective, and
in touch with the animals, plants, and
landscape around me. I spent every
day the same way – afternoon/evening
hikes taking photos, doing sketches,
and talking to park visitors and rangers
about the wonderful surroundings.
Mornings, I painted in my cabin if
raining, or outside on a picnic table
if nice. At Lake Clark, I had a special
sketching chair on a rocker bottom,
with a view of the mountains and lake.
My goal with the Lake Clark and Glacier
residencies was to research and paint
some of the animals and
plants that are becoming rare
or endangered due to climate
change and the recession of
the glaciers. These include
the wolverine, the pika,
many bird species, the bull
trout and the alpine glacier
poppy, among many others.
I spent much time with those
park rangers and USGS
researchers, expert in the
endangered flora and fauna
of the parks.
My time at Lassen enriched my
understanding of alpine environments
and the science surrounding
endangered species. How do I capture
the night sky in a painting? Lassen is
an official Dark Sky park. I wanted to
honor it with a painting of the night sky
as it would look from a sleeping bag.
I did sketch the trees from a sleeping
bag and incorporated them into
See more of Pam’s work on her
at Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland,
and at Rogue Gallery in Medford.
Artists interested in a NP residency
—here are two websites you might find
Or, go to the individual websites for any
parks you are interested in. They may
have new programs.
Pam and her
“Snowy Owl,” painting completed
at Pam’s Glacier residency.
“In My Sleeping Bag,”
painting completed during
Pam’s Lassen residency,
now part of the National