“Art is not painting what you see, but what you make others see.” Edward Degas
"The Water of Stone" painting, 2020
When I was a very small child my parents took me on a short vacation in western Maryland. It was the first time they'd been in that part of the country, and although the landscape was different it provided them with the same pleasure that hiking in their native Germany had given them. In particular they were strongly drawn to a rocky stretch of water in the woods - for some reason they really loved this spot and I have a number of pictures of my 2 year-old self with my visibly very happy parents playing by the water.
I lost my dad nearly 30 years ago, and then my mom just recently. On the day after my mom passed away, I happened upon a Facebook post from Pam showing a painting that she had just completed of a section of Rock Creek close to her home. The painting was so evocative of the photos I have of that lovely stretch of water my parents loved so much, and it felt like in this moment of grief Pam had unwittingly reached out given me this wonderful gift - it was almost like a hug in the form of a painting. Today Pam's beautiful painting hangs where I see it every time I walk into my house and it feels like the trees and the water, and in an abstract way, my parents, are welcoming me home.
Baltimore Sun's Mike Guiliano
True Blue Art Show Critique, 2019
Pamela Gordimer's oil painting “Embracing the Storm” is a vigorously painted seascape with storm-driven waves, while the oil painting “After the Storm” demonstrates much gentler wave action. Venturing underwater, Gordimer’s acrylic painting “Into the Deep Blue Vortex” depict seahorses, dolphins, turtles and an assortment of other sea creatures. The very deep shades of blue and green in this undersea view convey the intensity of the underwater experience. Deliberately less colorful but in its own way just as intense, Gordimer’s oil painting “Winter’s Grip.” It features bare tree branches that are coated with snow. Although white predominates, it’s not
exactly a monochromatic painting. There are bits of purple and brown as well. Also, the paint application is so thick that one gets the impression of the extent to which a heavy snowfall transforms a landscape. If these paintings demonstrate how well Gordimer uses vibrant colors and thick paint application in representational paintings, this same artist also has the capability to paint in a different style. Gordimer’s oil painting “Calla Lily and Moon” exemplifies how she is able to use delicate shades of pink and yellow in an abstracted floral composition that is evocative of work done by Georgia O’Keeffe in the mid-20th century
When I visited Pamela's exhibit featuring her work along with other artist, I was impressed by her work. I really enjoyed the display of her paintings and I appreciated the diversity of the subjects she painted. I was attracted to a small painting of red grapes and I bought it. The colors, re-purple and dark-green of the leaves, together with the distressed wooden frame. I just found it so charming. Looking at that painting makes me happy......isn't that what a piece of art is supposed to do? Give you a positive vibe, evoke nice memories.......make you dream and smile. Pamela is enthusiastic about her work and there is no doubt she does it with great passion. Visit her exhibits, talk to her, you will enjoy the experience. I highly recommend her work.
My husband commissioned Pam to create a painting for my special birthday. She captured the essence of his vision in the most beautiful way! Pam is a talented professional artist with a wide range and she works with you to achieve your vision- hire her. You won't regret it!
Pamela is a great contributor to the local arts movement. She has volunteered her time with community arts. Her imagination and creativity are obvious in her paintings. Her work also shows an understanding of how to paint well.