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Pam Phillips enjoys exploring many mdia, but she receives the most joy when she paints.  Her newest passion is working with alcohol inks.  The colors are vibrant, the results a bit of a surprise, and the inks dance before her eyes.  Capturing ocean views with the inks is one of her favorite things to do.  Another new paint discovery is the pouring of paint to get beautiful, marbled and sometimes geodesk abstracts.

Her main body of work focuses on painting the reflections in the paint and chrome of vintage cars.  Pam is inspired by automobile designers’ beautiful line and form in their creations.  Reflections morph and distort on the cars in the same way that memories can morph in our minds.  The people and environment are reflected repeatedly yet differently in the planes of the cars.  Pam captures the beauty of the vehicle with the uniqueness of the reflections that could only happen that way, that day, at that very moment.

Pam has paintings in a Modesto restaurant, Super Gyros and a large mural in a client’s home.  Her work has shown at Modesto Junior College in the Dean’s conference room, MJC library and in MJC’s Arts and Humanities Art shows.  Pam also shows work through the Central California Art Association and Mistlin Gallery. She has won awards for painting from both Modesto Junior College and Central California Art Association.

A native of Modesto, California, Pam has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from CSU Stanislaus, and an Associate of Arts in Art from Modesto Junior College as well as a teaching credential.  She taught elementary school for 19 years.  She enjoys combining her love of children and teaching skills with her artistic talents.

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