Originally from West Virginia, Pam found her way to Orcas Island in 1984, knew she had found HOME and began a much loved 30+ year, teaching career here. With an interest in traditional fiber arts at that time, she also became a member of the Artworks selling her handmade baskets and woven items.
After taking her first class in painting with pastels in 2001, Pam completely fell in love with rendering the landscape in this medium that visually has the sense of soft texture she so loved when working in fiber arts.
"The weather, the season, the time of day affect how I see the ever-changing landscape around me. In noticing those changes, I continually find delight, wonder and peace, for the landscape contains so many elements of ourselves: light, shadow, warmth and coolness, hard edges and softness, texture and interdependence. To paint it as I see at a particular moment is to experience those things more deeply and get to share that experience with others." Now retired from teaching elementary students on Orcas, Pam now has more time for this other passion and has rejoined the Artworks community.
Pam is a member of the Northwest Pastel Society. Her work has been shown in a Northwest Pastel Society's jurored show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, at Crow Valley Pottery in Eastsound, WA, the Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham, WA, Cattails and Dragonflies Art Gallery in LaConner, WA and the Orcas Center, Eastsound WA.
For more information, contact:
Pam Jenkins, P.O. Box 168, Olga, WA, 98279