Pamela W. Wallace is a mixed media artist raised in Minnesota, now residing in the Hudson River Valley of New York. Engagement with art, science, and nature has always played an integral role in her life. Childhood adventures in an aging neighborhood of Minneapolis, combined with weekends exploring pastures, fields, and forests in northwestern Wisconsin, nurtured her observational skills and deepened her fascination with and love of nature. Following an initial career in medicine, her long felt calling to art led her down a divergent path to pursue a degree in painting. Three additional years of study in printmaking followed. Creating visual imagery to address experience and accompanying emotional response became her occupation.
Since 2005, Pamela’s mixed media work has utilized encaustic (beeswax mixed with damar resin), pigment sticks, hand pulled prints, photographs, and wood to create art that reflects her background in science and her engagement with nature. Her work is held in private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad, and has been in solo and group shows nationwide, including the Gallery at R&F, Mid-Atlantic New Painting, and Lanoue Fine Art in Boston. She has received a fellowship to the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and twice presented at the International Encaustic Conference. Pamela has written for ProWax Journal, and taught encaustic workshops in Virginia, the Truro Center for the Arts on Cape Cod, and at R&F Paints in Kingston, NY.