About Pamela Fox
I paint portraits of children, grandchildren, adults, family pets, homes, or from your old family photos, so that you can have an heirloom quality piece of art for your home.
My passion for art goes all the way back to childhood. I completed my BFA in fashion design and worked in the field in the bay area. I drew the figure and portrait in classes for many years.
Painting and Drawings in Pastel and Charcoal
Since 2005 I've been working in pastel, which is made up of pure pigment with a little gum arabic to hold it together. Not only does pastel offer the immediacy of drawing, it also has the fluidity and blocking in of painting. The colors are rich and, because of the softness of the stick, applies in a lush and exciting way. The colors are mixed when another color is applied on top, and can be removed easily with a brush if you want to change areas.
A charcoal portrait is a variety of blacks and grays with varying soft and sharp lines to define the face of the subject, using black pan pastel, charcoal pencils, and stick charcoal. I love the drama and simplicity of the range of blacks.
Influences and Inspiration
A passion for drawing and color is the basis of my work, and I have a love for the artists Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, who employed a strong drafting quality in their work. I feel a strong connection to painting people, animals, interiors and street scenes. I work from life, or take photographs of my subjects to paint from, mainly in the California San Francisco bay area where I live, creating a personal connection to all of my work.
All images are original and as the artist I retain the rights to the original and digital images.