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Pamela Wilson  Laguna, CA

'The Absinthe Drinker and the Hostile Silence'
'Prelude To A Mad Hope'

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About Pamela

Pamela Wilson received an MFA in photography from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1992, distinguished by a Regent’s Fellowship. Prior to that she studied studio art at San Diego State University.

Wilson strives to evoke a sense of the sublime and otherworldly—moods and memories inspired by personal experience. The turmoil her painted figures find themselves in represents the dark and sometimes humorous absurdities that we endure on our journey to becoming fully formed.

Her work has been exhibited since 1992 in galleries across New York, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, California, and Santa Fe, and also in museums, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.

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"We bought a piece in 1995, a small painting, a witch sitting w her dog on a doorstep. Very thought provoking and a bit disturbing. Reminds me of my mother! Love it."

"We have one of the absinthe works, where she has her hand around the glass. It is one of our very favorite pieces and would love to contact Pamela."

"love your art still have the book you gave me WildRooby"


"Hi I love the way you work with the paints and want to be like you when I'm older"


"Pam Wilson, I remember you from SDSU Litho and UCSB, the first year. How are you? Your work is amazing!"

"Powerful emotive work."


"Now THIS is talent! No photoshop......pure, raw talent from mind to brush. Love it."

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