Abstract Artist: Pamela Gatens
Medium: Acrylic, Mixed Media, Watercolor
I paint nearly every day, and when not painting, I am gazing, studying or dreaming about it. Abstract expressions on canvas are all about color, freedom and problem solving. I thoroughly enjoy the abstract structure of all paintings. To me, the beginning structure is the most exciting part. Starting with one color, working my way to another, and ending with just the right note is a very satisfying, self-centered experience that I enjoy frequently. No other activity gives the fulfillment that abstract painting does. It is a tight rope of never ending excitement.
Pamela Gatens is an artist in the abstract/impressionist style who finds her inspiration in color. Working in acrylic and watercolor, she is a prolific painter and entertaining teacher. She began her artistic career at a small newspaper in Dallas, Texas setting type and composing ad layouts. Pamela continued working in the graphic art and design industry in various settings including an almost 20-year ownership of a graphic design business in California with her husband, Pat. Gatens is a member of Greenbrier Artists of Carnegie Hall and is a Signature Member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society. Her paintings are being collected and enjoyed throughout the country and internationally. You can find her paintings at The Colony Gallery at The Greenbrier Hotel & Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV and at Tamarack in Beckley, WV and on-line at Ugallery.com, Saatchi.com and Dailypaintworks.com.