Pamela Claflin, born in Kinzua, Oregon, has spent much of her life immersing herself in the natural landscape. Working in both the studio and on location, the results are a truistic rendering of the subject bathed in natural light, color and texture. This artist has a special fondness for the desert and arid regions throughout the western half of the states, and equally delights in finding natural catch basins and water source areas in high elevation and timber regions. Pamela owned and operated Mockingbird Gallery in Bend, Oregon, from 1989 to 2007. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America and American Impressionists Society.
Artist Statement – I strive to capture the wholeness of an area using brush and palette knife…the atmospheric tones, the grand view, the placid areas, the brittle areas. In another painting, I can enjoy an intimate, almost private situation presented before me. Buildings of character also catch my eye, and I love trees! Road trips really stir the creative juices…rising at dawn and traveling the back roads until evening. I relish the days spent painting on location…in awe of the most challenging teacher, Mother Nature. I believe that the more one is imprinted by nature, thus enables the artist to realistically convey those impressions on the oil-primed linen in the studio. I hope that my deep love of nature and its habitats is transferred into my paintings for all to enjoy.
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