Pam Krimsky - Acrylic Painting and Drawing
on view: The Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn, 489 Main Street
Learn more about Pam's art by watching the video below, from prior Open Studios
Visit my Studio and home in Highland. You will notice my garden. My two passions are painting and gardening. Welcome!!
I compose figures from imagination, painting from landscape or still life for new information occasionally. My strengths are drawing and composition. I believe these demands required more technical ability than I could, for many years, consistently translate into paint.
Living overseas in Iran between the early 1990s and 2007, needing to carry fewer paintings, I worked and reworked canvases. I continue this practice today but much less frequently. I switched from oil to acrylic
paint when airlines no longer transported quality painting medium.
Accepted into the Queens College MFA Grad Program 40 years ago with a body of large, abstract color field paintings and collages, I constantly was in search of imagery. By the time my program started, I was working representationally, to the dismay of the professors who supported my application. In Grad School, needing to work from landscape brought me to the beautiful Mid-Hudson area, where, for years I painted directly from landscape two or three times a day. It is my hope that when you look at my paintings, over years, you will always find yourself engaging with them and in contemplation.