BACKGROUND

Pamela J. Black is an abstract painter who lives and works in a rural town in Pennsylvania. She received her BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and holds her Masters in Education, which she obtained while teaching elementary art for five years. Black spends her days with her two young children while painting from her in-home art studio during their nap time.

Black's work can also be found at The Millworks in Harrisburg, PA. You can find her there most nights in Studio 104, so stop by to say hi if you're in the area. She also has paintings, prints, magnets and notecards available for purchase in the first floor gallery during their normal business hours.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings are interpretations of what I see around me and what I have discovered through sketches along my travels. I often begin by creating a random mark on canvas or paper and respond to it by bringing order back to the surface. Focus on process, change and exploration is essential to creating work that feels authentic and personal. Ultimately, my creative process is fueled by a need to find a sense of balance between chaos and control.

Through this dialogue that I create, I continue to find connections to myself. My paintings serve as reflections of my soul’s landscape - they are visual records of my emotions, findings, and my everyday thoughts. I choose to explore these ideas through my relationship with the medium, while constantly expressing myself through the process of painting. My hope is for the viewer to be brought into the present moment while engaging with my paintings and to be able to find their own story within the artwork.

Staircase mural completed at Source the Space in New Cumberland, PA (2019)

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