Pamela Gilmore Hake
Show Title: Vignettes
A strong connection to the land and the vegetation that occupies it are the inspiration for the work of Pamela Gilmore Hake. Her abstract paintings are close-up stories or Vignettes of the larger landscape around her. They are beyond literal snapshots in time.
Just as one might like to befriend one or two individuals in a crowd, Pamela chooses to let an individual rock or tree or even a few rock forms influence her paintings and drawings. Some of the work is an interpretation of an experience with these individual earthly forms and comes intuitively from her soul. Others might be a memory of a place she has experienced. Either way, drawing with charcoal and then pushing paint, starts the process of this dance with her soul. Afterall, what is a memory but a small Vignette of a life experience.
Image: The White Place, acrylic and charcoal, 48” x 72”