“Salt Marsh” Acrylic on board, varnished and float framed by Pam Haunschild
“Accompanied by some sea stars, sand dollars and possibly a whiff of ocean breeze.”
About Pam Haunschild:
Being outside in nature is everything to me! So it’s no surprise that nature is my subject. In my paintings, I attempt to capture the essence of nature without copying it exactly. I want to get past the obvious — to get to the essence of why many of us find being outside in nature soothing to our souls. Whether this is conveying the power behind a falcon’s gaze, the wonder of the vast number and variety of creatures that live in a tidepool, or the majesty of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn, I hope to capture something that will inspire viewers to connect more deeply with the natural world.
I find artistic inspiration from living on a wooded high-elevation property near Ashland, Oregon, as well as from having held several National Park Artist-in-Residence positions (Lassen, Glacier, and Lake Clark (Alaska)). I work with both watercolors and acrylics — often together in the same painting. Much as nature is created through the addition and washing away of materials over time, my artistic process involves creating layers in my art. I build textures in the paint, often using natural objects like leaves, stones, and shells. Although later removed, they leave their impressions in the paint. I often use paint in a way that mimics natural processes, e.g., washes of very wet color produce rivulets and wave-like patterns like those found in the ocean. Stones texture paint in patterns that mimic wind-blown surfaces and geological layers. The resulting paintings are colorful, highly textured, and semi-abstract, but the natural forms can still be identified.
“Estuarine” Acrylic on board, varnished and float framed by Pam Haunschild
As John Muir says, I hope “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees” when you view my work.
Former Jack Crosby Regents Chair of Business Administration at The University of Texas at Austin
Former Associate Professor at Standford University
Studied Organizational Behavior at Carnegie Mellon University
“Just wanted to let you know that I have been SO inspired by the “Tides” exhibit that I have been creating more and different wetland art!” Pam
https://wetlandsconservancy.org › stewardship › ode-to-tides-art-exhibit
https://www.seasidesignal.com › ode-to-the-tides
Copyright © 2019 Pam Haunschild / Fairweather House and Gallery
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