Brushstrok­es

Art in the era of a pan­demic

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“Life in­spires art. Art in­spires life. My paint­ings emerge from this dance I do as an artist with paint and color on can­vas,” says Pamela Boul­lier Ross. Art­work and il­lus­tra­tions by the for­mer Fort My­ers artist, now based in Palm Beach, have been pub­lished on the cov­ers of Times of the Is­lands in 1997 and 1998. When asked which of her pieces de­picts the ef­fects of the pan­demic on the United States, she pointed to “Re­sist.” “It is part of a se­ries about so­cial col­lec­tive con­scious­ness. The paint­ing is a stylis­tic sub­tle mix of ab­strac­tion­ism with ex­pres­sion­ism en­gag­ing the viewer with a med­ley of brush and pal­ette knife de­tailed deep tex­ture and but­tery oil wax medium,” ex­plains Ross.

A pain­ter, il­lus­tra­tor and de­signer for the last 30-plus years, Ross de­scribes her work as poly­mor­phic, en­com­pass­ing a wide range of form, ap­pli­ca­tion and style. “View­ers may rec­og­nize the hand of a stud­ied clas­si­cist in my tech­nique, as well as the pas­sion of an im­pres­sion­ist in my brush and pal­ette,” she says.

Known for the au­then­tic­ity and orig­i­nal­ity in each of her pieces, Ross says, “I do not pro­duce mul­ti­ples of one style, form, sub­ject or genre. For me ev­ery can­vas is a new jour­ney into the un­known ter­ri­tory of the creative process.” Visit pbr-art.com to learn more about Ross and view the artist’s gallery.

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