Friday, April 18, 2008

Pamela Johnson

Looks rather tasty, doesn't it ?
(and just imagine it at 64" high)

A local art blog

has announced

the upcoming exhibit of

Pamela Johnson

at the

Artist Project in Artopolis,

next week at the Chicago Merchandise Mart

To quote the bio from her website:

Pamela Michelle Johnson attended California Polytechnic State University is San Luis Obispo, California, and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an art minor with honors. After graduation, she continued to pursue ceramics, painting and figure drawing independently while working for four years as an engineer in the construction industry. In 2003, she was awarded an artist in residency at The Institute of Ceramic Studies at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan. This experience was influential in her development as an artist and decisions regarding her career path.

Shortly after her return from Japan, Johnson decided to seek new direction in her life and to focus on art as a career. She uprooted from her native California, left her career in engineering, and made a new home in Chicago. There she found a thriving emerging artist culture that provided her with opportunities to continue to develop her own work within a community of other working artists. She became a member at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art to work on her figure drawing in open workshops, and began exhibiting her work in galleries and art festivals. Her body of work continues to evolve through her more recent American Still-Life and Houses series.

... and here's one of the drawings from
one of our workshops.

(the model here was Candace,
and since the view is so close-up,
I'll bet it was done in my
Monday night workshop in the
small 2nd floor studio)


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