Pamela Gilmore Hake: Artist Statement
In her latest series of abstract paintings, Pamela Gilmore Hake uses her impressions of nature to create a visual language of her soul that is Beyond Words. Extreme weather, dry grasses and autumn leaves, fields of wheat, blooming flowers, sunlight in the trees, are all stimuli for her work. She lives all of these things in her simple rural life style. The magnitude of these impressions cannot be described by her in any manner but through her art. Her paintings reveal the spirituality she sees and feels.
Robert Henri, the famous American painter and teacher, writes, "The brush stroke at the moment of contact carries inevitably the exact state of being of the artist at that exact moment into the work, and there it is, to be seen and read by those who can read such signs, and to be read later by the artist himself, with perhaps some surprise, as a revelation of himself."
Henri sums up Hake’s purpose of painting and her need to communicate Beyond Words with those who perhaps have never experienced or noticed the ever-changing moments of nature.
Image attached: Pamela Gilmore Hake, In the Woods, oil on canvas, 40” x 30”