The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Ulm painter, Pam Houston during the month of August. Houston, a native Montanan, paints her world with transparent watercolor and oils and acrylics. Interested in the creative arts from an early age, she honed her skills in a wide variety of mediums at the Kansas City Art Institute. For seven years Pam threw pots as a trade, but gave up the clay and wheel for the paintbrush.
Since then, Pam has experimented with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and oils. “I really like to draw; I hope that my love of drawing shows up in my paintings. Usually the subject itself dictates the medium. Oil is easier to use outside, gives me more time, and I can get some nice textures with it.” Currently I am having a lot of fun with acrylics. Drawing from her experiences living and growing up in Montana, Pam’s paintings celebrate her passions, lifestyle, and environment. Pam says “I like to paint people, people doing things, working and playing.”
Pam lives with her husband on the Missouri River near Ulm, MT, a small farming community next to Great Falls. Here, they enjoy canoeing, gardening, hunting, and fishing. Between the beautiful location on the river and the amount of outdoor activity available just outside the front door, Pam is never without subject matter.
Meet Pam during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, August 5th, 2010 from 6-9 PM. Pam’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of August.