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"I look to capture a moment, a gesture, a fleeting sense of a place in time. The art of photography is often combined with the art of painting, to compose, to capture and then depart. I wish to imagine, invent, and create an image that depicts more than a scene or person, but expresses a part of me, and hopefully engages each viewer to relate and share in that experience as well. For me, it is the journey and the joy in creating a work of art that truly inspires."
Pamela Parsons is an abstract expressionist painter working primarily in oils and acrylics on canvas and panel. Parsons is known for her creative use of color. The artist's abstract work focuses on the balance and rhythm inspired by music and the natural world. Her work often arises purely from intuitive and emotive sources, using color as her main source of expression. Parsons also has a body of work in the impressionist style. Although her current focus is on the abstract, at times Parsons still delves back into her impressionist roots to capture the beauty of Bucks County, the Jersey Shore, New England and the Maine Coast. Her current work explores the concepts of balance and rhythm in line, shape, color, relationships and connections. Historical influences include the Pennsylvania Impressionists and the Abstract Expressionist action painters of the New York School. She is especially interested in intuitive, gestural and action painting. Pamela Parsons’ paintings can be found in private collections throughout the United States.
Pamela Parsons. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Education and Training
Millersville University, Drawing and Portraiture, 1986
Arcadia University, Painting, 1989
Old Dominion University, Art History
Abington and Doylestown Art Centers, Watercolor
Bucks County Community College, Drawing, Design, Photography and Digital Art
Fern I. Coppedge, Joan Mitchell, Mercedes Matter, Taryn Day, Janet Mintzer, Ann Woolsey, The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County, 7th Street Studio, Doylestown Art League
Connection to Bucks County
Pamela Parsons (Kardane) was born and raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Parsons currently lives with her family and works from her home studio in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.
Women’s Caucus for Art, Women Do It Postcard Exhibition
Ceres Gallery, 1st National Square Show, Chelsea, New York
Byers Choice Bucks Fever Juried Exhibition, Chalfont, Pennsylvania
18th Annual George Bramhall Memorial Art Exhibition and Sale, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Friends of the Delaware Canal Juried Shows, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Stover Mill Annual Open Juried Shows, Two-person show, Pipersville, Pennsylvania
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts National Juried Show, Loveladies, Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Artsbridge National Juried Shows, Stockton, New Jersey
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society National Juried Show
Greetings Show Invitational, Mixed Media Gallery
New Hope Arts Commission Regional Juried Art Exhibition, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Stories Literary Magazine, 2015, 2016
The Conservatory Artist’s Guild Juried Exhibit, 2017
The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County Celebration of the Arts, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 2017
Philadelphia Stories Magazine, 15th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2019
Chimayo Gallery, Perkasie, Pennsylvania, 2019
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Small Oils Juried Exhibit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2020
Louisa Melrose Gallery Anniversary Show, First Place Award in Watercolor
Sellersville Gallery in the Park, Second Place Mixed Media
Tinicum Arts Festival, Watercolor Award
Phillips'-Mill Juried Art Exhibitions, Award for Best Impressionist Landscape, New Hope, Pennsylvania