I have always been interested in digging deeply to explore mystery, whether it is penetrating layers of space, geography, or the human psyche. This exploration leads me to experiment with color, mixed media and layering, or scratching away at layers. Once I have started working, each piece tells me what is needed next. This dialogue continues with the work until we both agree it is finished. In addition to brushes, I use whatever tools I can find to create a visual language that best conveys my thoughts and feelings.
For many years my connection to the earth and how we are destroying the environment has been on my mind. I have been painting about our Climate Reality for a while, in a series on rising waters and lost ice, and deforestation.
Meaningful history and events also influence my art. I have made a number of paintings in a series called “You Are Not Forgotten”. Some reference the struggles of Tibetans to retain their culture. Others reference the holocaust, even though these paintings are abstract.
My outlet for humor and whimsy is 3-dimensional dioramas. I use found, repurposed and recycled objects to create something new. I call many of them “song boxes” because of the use of antique sheet music.
The beautiful thing about making art is that not only does it give the artist meaning and purpose, it moves the viewer too (hopefully), and enriches the lives and soul of those who view it.
Pamela Tudor is a painter and creator of three-dimensional shadow boxes. She studied at the New York Studio School from 1978-1980, and at the Art Students League in NY from 1975-1977. She was born and raised in NYC and has an MA in Applied Psychology from NYU. Pamela has shown at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Emerging Collector Gallery in NYC. She had a solo show of her climate change work at the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia in January 2015 entitled “Lost Ice: What the Birds Saw”. Her work is in numerous private collections in NY, Philadelphia, Miami and Los Angeles. She is a member of Inliquid and The DaVinci Art Alliance.
Art at City Hall, small sculpture juried show, Philadelphia PA 2017
DaVinci Art Alliance, Second Language Juried Exhibition, Phila, PA, 2016
Crayola Gallery, The Creative Muse Juried Exhibition, Bethlehem, PA, 2016
Fairmount Water Works, Solo Show, January 2015
Abstract Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2015
Artists Unite, Juried Show, Fishtown PA, September 2014
Penna Academy of Fine Arts, Juried Show, March 2014
FWS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, December 2013
Annual Holiday Show, Shamanic Stones, 1998
Dream House Earth, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, 1996
The Emerging Collector Gallery, NYC, 1986
El Paso Museum of Art, 22nd National Sun Carnival, El Paso, TX, 1982
US Customs House Museum, NYC, 1981
08/2016 - Second Language - DaVinci Art Alliance - Philadelphia, PA
05/2016 - Creative Muse - Crayola Gallery - Bethlehem, PA
08/2015 - Absolutely Abstract - Philadelphia Sketch Club - Philadelphia, PA
01/2015 - Lost Ice: What the Birds Saw - Fairmount Water Works - Philadelphia, PA