Artist Pamela Wedemeyer

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It wasn't until I retired in 2011 as a school administrator in northern Virginia and relocated to Tubac, AZ with my husband, that I was able to focus on my burning desire to paint. It was an instant love affair with the gorgeous light, the rugged beauty of the terrain, the breathless sunsets and of course, the diverse culture and history of the area which caused us to settle in southern Arizona.  It so reminded me of my deep Texas roots!  Western scenes, cowboys and horses are at the root of my being, but I also enjoy figurative, architectural and landscape opportunities.  


Within me was the constant desire to paint, to interact with this beauty; to capture it's strength and energy, to express my emotions. I have no choice, I must do this thing called painting and capture the light.  In my search, oil became the medium that could best express my emotions - the pushing and pulling of paint across the canvas, the richness of the oil and the energy and excitement I could capture with this medium.  I find that plein-aire painting is my favorite style, though I complete many in a studio settings, as well as, others.


I have had little formal training in the arts, and my degrees are all in school administration.  But, I have been extremely fortunate to study seriously in very small groups and semi-private lessons with several well know artists including Lou Maestas and David Simons, as my primary mentors and teachers, as well as, Walter Porter and Phil Starke.   Additionally, I was fortunate enough to have studied with the very talented Nancy Boren, Michelle Dunaway and most recently, Peggy Judy!  


With the support of my loving husband, I have been able to remake myself and allow the creativity of an oil painter [...]

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