Friday, December 21, 2012

Pamela Kendall Schiffer

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. :)

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Yosemite Valley, December, 2012

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Low Tide in Winter, Devereux, 2006

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Round Bales, 6 AM, 2010

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, A Single Wave, 2004

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Grazing Cows, Winter, 2008

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Green Hills, Hollister, 2009

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Wave Lavender Light, 2007

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, December 9, Yosemite Valley, 2012

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Drakes Bay, 2009

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Longhorn at Hollister, 2009

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Hollister Ranch, 2007

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Late Afternoon Light, 2009

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, October Snowfall, 2010

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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Dancing Branflake said...

Oh my! These are paintings? I thought they were photographs. Absolutely amazing.

PS... I am completely overwhelmed. So much so that I haven't showered today yet. Protest 2012 has begun.

Ashton (King) Wright said...

I think the one with the hay bales is my favorite. Makes me think of home.

Trissta {Living on the Chic} said...

Um. Yeah. Seriously, I thought they were photos too. That just goes to show the quality. I love the dreamy-ness of them. Gorgeous. Moody. I love the ocean ones. I want one for my own now.

Much Love,

Caroline said...

These images are sublime. I know how you feel...just try and take it easy. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas

Maegan Tintari said...

love love love love love love LOVE.

SabinePsynopsis said...

... tis the season, aye? You couldn't have picked anything more peaceful and quiet to counterbalance the madness. Hope you are feeling better soon and you can enjoy some happy and healthy end of the year days, J. Merry Xmas Days to you! xo

diane said...

These are amazing. I'm more of an abstract person, using the medium of art to express the impossible. That's why I loved cartoons as a kid.
Merry Christmas Janelle my gem. xo

Claire Kiefer said...

Huh--totally not your typical style (not that you have one style, but you know what I mean), but I see what you mean about the serene factor. I need all the serenity I can get right now. Have only been home a few days and already went off on my sister! Ugh.

Hoping things are calmer from here and longing for a remote getaway in the near future.

Kristine said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! It is always a crazy season in need of any serenity we can find. These paintings do the trick. So peaceful and beautiful.I had a meltdown two days ago, have a feeling it won't be the last of the season but plan to overdose on shortbread and be in a sugar haze so that my senses will be dulled for most of the festivities. Hope you have a good Christmas(or at least survive!)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Merry Belated Xmas! I hope you're feeling better by now. Her work is great, I wouldn't mind having those snow scenes up in my house.