Baltimore Sun's Mike Guiliano
True Blue Art Show Critique
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.