I am under the weather and feeling a bit overwhelmed from all of the holiday chaos. 'Tis the season! Anyway, these serene paintings take me away and make me feel a little bit better. Enjoy. :)
A native Californian, Pamela Schiffer has lived in Santa Barbara for over twenty-five years. She studied painting and ceramics at UCSB, earning her B.A. in 1982. In her recent work she focuses on detailed portrayals of the local landscape and shoreline, as well as painting the wide-open landscape of Wyoming and Montana, working in oils, watercolors and pastels. In 2008 and 2009 she collaborated on a series of original lithographs with master printer Geoffrey Harvey at Sunlight Graphics in Livingston, MT. She spent a month as an artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation in northern Wyoming, in winter 2008. She received an Independent Artist Program award from the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Arts Fund in 1993. Her work has been exhibited at the Craig Krull Gallery, the Easton Gallery, the Ucross Foundation, the Channing Peake Gallery, the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the University Art Museum, Westmont College and the Ventura County Museum of History & Art. She is also included in the Easton Gallery publications “Gardens of Santa Barbara”, “The Santa Clara Valley of Ventura County” and “The Easton Gallery: Fifteen Year Anniversary, 1990-2005”.
“My paintings continue to study the landscape and ocean areas of Santa Barbara, as defined by light. Some are subtle, reflective and atmospheric studies while others are very direct, focusing on the effects of full sunlight or moonlight on something as stark as an agave stalk.
I am moved by the power of simple things in my observations of nature, be it a lone drifting cloud, birds soaring, a stand of trees in the distance, backlit and glowing, or the sublime blue of the sky. My paintings reflect my sense of things beautiful and profound, joyful and optimistic, quiet, still and timeless.”
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