Artist pamela jaffe

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Pastel Portraits by Pamela Jaffe"My goal is to not only achieve an excellent likeness, but to also capture the subject's unique spirit. This is the exciting challenge of portrait painting."Pamela Jaffe has always known she would be a portrait painter. Ever since childhood she has displayed remarkable artistic abilities with a special talent for drawing faces.A graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Fine Art, Pamela Jaffe desired to further her training in the art of portraiture, her passion. She studied with nationally renowned portrait artists working from live models. This enhanced her knowledge of skin-tones, color, form, light and shadow, all essential elements of a successful portrait. She also draws inspiration from the works of such great artists as  Vermeer, Rembrandt, Cassatt, Renoir and Monet. With her preferred medium of soft pastel, her portraits have a luminous quality about them and appear amazingly lifelike. Ms. Jaffe has received critical acclaim for her work, receiving awards for "Best Pastel" and "People's Choice Award", and has been juried into the Maryland Pastel Society. Pamela also spent several months in Frederick, Maryland assisting with the painting of the Community Bridge Mural (http://bridge.skyline.net/) painting "trompe l'oeil" ivy. Ivy so realistically painted that some visitors tried to pick the leaves! Pamela Jaffe  has had her work juried into Maryland's Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and is a member of the Portrait Society of America. But the most meaningful "reward" of all, is seeing her clients' reactions when portraits of their loved ones are unveiled for the first time.  "That is how I know that I truly captured the likeness, personality and "soul" of the person I was commissioned to paint. I can see it in my clients' eyes, and feel it in their words. It brings me great joy to bring joy into [...]

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