Valley artist Pam Whittington fondly remembers when she began loving art.
“When I was in high school, I painted a floral picture on a burlap sack using a pallet knife and acrylics. I gave it to my mother and she put it up on the dining room wall as a centerpiece. I was so proud. It was ‘70s avocado, green and blue, and my mother loved it.”
From Albuquerque, New Mexico, Pam moved all over the country while her father was in the U.S. Navy. The Pacific Northwest was her favorite place to live so she settled in Snoqualmie with her husband, Tim, and their three children.
She had taken classes in watercolor at the University of New Mexico and loved it. She now creates ink and watercolor mixed media with skills she learned from local artists Eileen Erickson and Audrey Zedder.
Pam is the president of the Mount Si Artist Guild and is excited about Art Walks and local shows.
“I believe that we need to be inclusive of all types of art,” she said. “Painting is wonderful, but jewelry, photography and all the fine arts should be celebrated.”
That is her goal via the arts. Pam calls herself a wannabe artist because she’s still exploring to find her niche.
The Mount Si Artist Guild is currently working on a book dedicated to Gloria Danielson, with photography to be done by Mary Miller. Alraune Chowdhury is directing the project, which will feature the artists of MSAG and their works. Look for it in August.
Learn more about MSAG at www.mtsiartistguild.org/msag, find them on FaceBook, or contact Whittington at firstname.lastname@example.org.