Pamela C. Newell grew up in a suburb of Chicago and then lived in New England where she developed her love of art, earning her BFA at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Her still life and landscape paintings are created in oil or soft pastel and reflect her love of nature. She uses rich color to describe light and mood. Her work is nationally recognized in juried competitions including the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and Chicago Pastel Painters, and regionally; the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, the Richmond Art Museum, and Indiana Artists Club, Inc. "Painting Indiana III", a coffee table book by Indiana Plein Air Painters Association with Indiana Landmarks includes her work.
Her paintings have earned the Indiana Artisan designation. In 2011, her pastel painting “In the Heartland” was presented to Lt. Governor Becky Skillman on behalf of Indiana Artisan and displayed in her statehouse office. Pam was featured in the December 2017 issue of "Southwest Art" magazine under, "Artists to Watch, The Editor's Choice for Up-And-Coming Talent." Her work is found in many private and corporate collections.
Signature Memberships Pam has been awarded Signature Membership in the American Impressionist Society, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and Heartland Art Club.
Museum Collections “Daffodils and Viburnum” 20” x 24’ oil on linen panel was selected for the Richmond Art Museum’s Barry and Bonnie Johnston Permanent Collection in 2018.
Workshop Instructor Teaching workshops since 2006, she is a sought-after instructor, with high regard from her student artists.
Artist’s Statement I love to paint from life. There is a fresh richness in a subject that can only be captured by painting directly. It’s like experiencing a live symphony versus a recording. I respond spontaneously to my subject when I am immersed in it outdoors. Plein air painting has become a passion. But often I can be found in the studio, painting a bouquet of fresh fragrant flowers, or creating larger landscape work based on memory and Plein air studies. My challenge is to suffuse my paintings with light and emotion.
When painting, I describe only the essence of a subject leaving out unnecessary details, painting the effect of light, not objects. I want my work to evoke a feeling and sense of place; allowing the viewer to connect with their own experience and complete the story. My paintings reflect the mark of my hand – showing brushstrokes or pastel marks. My goal is to uplift the spirit and reflect the beauty I find all around.
Fine Art Connoisseur, - Kelly Compton, June 2018: "Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May"
Southwest Art, - Kim Agricola, December 2017: "Artists to Watch, The Editor's Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent"
South, - Teresa Nicodemus, October 2016: "Art Bound, Consider the Southside a Hub of Artistic Talent and Your Home a Blank Canvas"
American Impressionist Society 21st National Juried Exhibition
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society –Best of America Small Works Exhibition – Award of Excellence
Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society - 2019 Best of America
National Exhibition National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society – The 2nd, Best of America, Small Painting national Juried Exhibition
Featured on HGTV’s show, “Good Bones”, Season 4 – eight paintings.