Pamela Harnois | Watercolor Artist

 

STATEMENT

As a watercolor artist, it is always the light and shadow that call to me. Capturing the light is everything; it is my inspiration. That elusive quality can transform a seascape, a flower or a tree in just a matter of seconds. I strive to convey a sense of luminosity by capturing the fleeting moment.

Through my artwork, I try to bring the outside in. I create art that shines a light on my subjects paying tribute to how awe-inspiring the natural world can be. This is how it speaks to me. As I am always gathering my thoughts, notes and sketches for my artwork my head and heart are always filled with bold, bright, crisp, powerful, and majestic images.

My creative goal is simple, to create lasting impressions with a message using the only medium that moves itself and hopefully you.


BIOGRAPHY

Pamela Harnois is a visual artist specializing in transparent watercolor. She is also a popular watercolor teacher and working artist. She has a painting degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was a designer and creative director for Nestle USA, Keebler Food Company and advertising design firms. She is an exhibiting artist at Ten Women Gallery and an instructor at Brentwood Art Center in Santa Monica, California. She is a member of the National Watercolor Society.

Pamela has exhibited her work nationally, and her work has appeared in Daily Paintworks and several other publications. Pamela has participated in numerous fine art shows throughout Southern California. She has done workshops and live demonstrations for West Elm, Aaron Brothers and the Malibu Artist Association, to name a few. She was the Best of Show Winner at the Indian Wells Arts Festival and a 2017 IWAF Award winner for her watercolor Morning Mist.

Pamela welcomes opportunities to do special commissions, live demonstrations and private art lessons.

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

2017
Brentwood Art Center, Faculty and Student Art Show, Santa Monica, California, Opening Reception: September 9, 2017
13031 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, California

 

EXHIBITS

2017
Beyond the Lines, Bergamot Station, "Moments Captured", Santa Monica, California, Group Show, August 2017
Ten Women Gallery, Montana Artwalk, Santa Monica, California, Featured Artist, July 2017
Beyond the Lines, Bergamot Station, "Breaking Free Exhibit", Santa Monica, California, Group Show, July 2017
Beyond the Lines, Bergamot Station, "Wild Animal Exhibit", Santa Monica, California, Group Show, June 2017
Indian Wells Art Show, Indian Wells, California, Exhibiting Artist, March 2017 Third Place

2016
Brentwood Art Center, Faculty Art Show, Santa Monica, California, May 2016
Ten Women Gallery, Santa Monica, California, Exhibiting Artist, 2014 - Present
Indian Wells Art Show, Indian Wells, California, Exhibiting Artist

2015
Indian Wells Art Show, Indian Wells, California, Exhibiting Artist, 2015 Best of Show

2014
Burbank Art Show, Group Show, Burbank - Exhibiting Artist, 2014
Toluca Lake Art Show, Group Show, Toluca Lake - Exhibiting Artist, 2014
Montana Avenue Art Walk, Exhibiting Artist, Santa Monica, California - Exhibiting Artist, 2014
Palm Springs Art Show, Group Show, Palm Springs - Exhibiting Artist, 2014

2013
The Word is Art Gallery, Culver City, California - Exhibiting Artist, 2013 - 2014
Affair of the Arts, Group Show, Culver City - Exhibiting Artist, 2013-2014
West Elm, Artist Reception, Group Show, Santa Monica, California, Exhibiting Artist, 2013
Gallery 8, The Love Show, Group Show, Downtown Los Angeles, 2007

 

AWARDS

2017 Indian Wells Art Show, Juried Award Winner, Painting
2015 Indian Wells Art Show, Best of Show Winner

 

PRESS

2014, The Desert Sun, Full length Featured Artist article
2014, Coachella Valley News , Featured Artist article
2014, Palm Springs Artshow Festival, Featured Artist
2013, Daily Paintworks, Featured Artist Interview

 

 

 

Ocean Glare, 16"x6" watercolor

Ocean Glare, 16"x6" watercolor