Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Pam Brekas is this month’s featured artist. Pam is a northern Nevada based abstract painter and digital photographer who has participated in many of the gallery’s exhibitions, since the August 2010 “Abstractions” exhibition.
Besides being an award winning artist, Pam is also an art instructor in her home studio in Gardnerville, Nevada and St. Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City, NV, as well as an arts & crafts instructor on cruise ships.
Since 2001 Pam has received over 170 awards for her abstract painting and digital photography in juried local, state, regional, national and international shows, including an experimental art award in 2002 from the Livermore Art Association. Her work has hung in solo shows in art centers and museums on the west coast and in group shows throughout the county.
Pam states about her art, “Art is an adventure for me. It’s a creative playground to explore as I figure out what I’m going to do when I grow up—or maybe I will just play my way through life and forget growing up.”
She goes on further and says, “Painting, drawing, collage, photography and writing have always been a part of my life and I see no reason to stop any of them. The arts give the soul a voice and everyone has a voice—some just don’t realize it yet or fear the unknown. Since my art is unconventional, using linoleum brayers and kitchen spatulas as my tools, people look at it as play. I will therefore paint and play and not worry about the consequences.”
Finally, Pam states that, “God paints with me and through me, giving rise to images and combinations of colors and shapes that I alone with a brush would not be able to make. It is a moment of clarity and truth—my truth—that allows for the experience. Each moment in time is a NOW, and if I remain in the NOW, then I have no past or future to concern me. Paint in the NOW. Don’t judge, don’t criticize, don’t fret, just blissfully paint, and enjoy the NOW. Your truth will emerge as you create.”
Pam Brekas’ wonderful art and portfolio can be viewed at www.pambrekas.com