Painting "Golden Hour" by Pamel Haunschild

In her artistic practice, Pam explores nature. She goes beyond realism and provides a unique, powerful vision of her natural subjects that deepens the connection between the viewer and the natural world. Her distinctive style is colorful, highly textured and semi-abstract, but the natural forms can still be identified. She works in watermedia -- both acrylics and watercolor, often in the same painting.

Pam currently splits her time between Ashland and Bandon, Oregon. Although she had a scholarship to attend art school when she was young, she went into academia instead. After a career as social science professor at Stanford and U. Texas-Austin, Pam turned back to her first love and has been painting full time ever since. She educated herself by taking many classes and workshops at art schools like Oregon College of Arts and Crafts and Scottsdale Art School and did extensive private study and mentorship with three well-known watermedia artists.

She has been fortunate to have been selected as artist-in-residence at three National Parks: Lassen (CA), Glacier (MT) and Lake Clark (AK) and continues to be inspired by her time there. She is a signature member of Artists for Conservation. She has received several private and public commissions including producing the 2019 Britt Festival playbill cover and designing and painting a 7 x 14 foot native plant mural for installation at Southern Oregon University. Her work is held in many private and public collections, including the National Park Service.

Pam has had her work shown as part of many juried one-person and group exhibitions and has won many awards for her art. She has been on TV and radio, and her paintings have been used in literary journals and as book covers. She is represented by Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland, OR; Second Street Gallery in Bandon, the Mendocino Art Center in CA and the Southern Oregon Guild in Kerby, OR.

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