Pamela duLong Williams
The reason I paint is because I must. I am inspired by color, light and humanity. I was born with the need to express the beauty in my life. The joy is sharing my view with those who are moved by my work. My art is my voice, my soul, my eyes to the world. No better than others, just mine. As a child in my father’s studio, brush in hand, my sense of my work was that it came through me, not from me. To this day that has remained true.
My goal is to further develop my skills and expression. Portrait painting is like playing classical music, it takes a life time of practice and commitment. Fortunately I have seldom been entirely satisfied with my work. This motivates me to grow. After 40 years each painting is a new and exciting challenge.
My approach to laying in a portrait is also the progression of steps I use in all my work. I first decide what my most striking impression is of my subject. ie...the light.....the palette.....the scale......the emotional response to a moment in time that will never occur again.....etc.
I would say my most significant artistic accomplishment to date was being commissioned by the Social Law Library Committee of Boston, MA to paint their acting President, James Brink in 1999. The painting resides in the State House Collection, Boston, MA along with Sargent’s, Tarbell’s , Copley’s and over one hundred others.
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1979 Art Students League, NYC
1966-1969 Vesper George School of Art, Boston, Ma.
1962-1964 James Price, Boston, Ma. (private study)
1962-1964 Museum School, Boston, Ma. (high school program)
2000 - 2003 University of New Hampshire
1999 Heartwood College of Art, Kennybunk, Me.
1998- Wentworth Coolidge Art Center, Portsmouth, NH
1991- Silvermine College of Art, New Canaan, CT
I989- Independent workshops, United States and Europe
1980 - 2000 Rowayton Art Center, Rowayton, CT
1976 - 1980 Darien Art Center, Darien, CT
EXHIBITIONS, ONE WOMAN SHOWS, COLLECTIONS:
2010 American Artist Magazine, Portrait Finalist
2009 Copley S Society Members Show, Best in Show, Boston, MA
2009 Noroton Gallery, Darien, CT
2009, 2008 Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH
2009 International Art Collectors, Finalist American
2008 Artist Magazine, Finalist 2 Portrait Catagories 11/08
2007 Artist's Magazine, Winner of Calendar Cover 2007
2007 Copley Society, Boston, MA
*2003 Loius William Cone, Wilmington, NC.,(private collection)
2002 The Brush & Palette Club, New Haven, CT. (portrait prize)
2002 Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord, NH (exhibiting artist)
2002 Case Gallery, Portsmouth, NH (one woman show)
2002 New Hampshire Art Assoc., Portsmouth, NH (cash award prize)
2001-2003 King’s Wharf Gallery, Kennybunkport, ME (exhibiting artist)
2001-2003 Mixed Media Gallery, Block Island, RI (one woman shows)
2001 South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket, MA (one woman show)
2001 Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME. (exhibiting artist)
2000-2002 Eisenhauer Gallery, Block Island, RI (one woman show)
2000 Shooting Star Gallery, Ogunquit, ME (one woman show)
2000 Cape Neddick Inn, Cape Neddick, ME (one women show)
1999 Van Ward Gallery, Ogunquit, ME (exhibiting artist)
1999 Wentworth Coolidge Art Center, Portsmouth, NH (one woman show)
1998-2001 Martin Willis Gallery, Portsmouth, NH (exhibiting artist)
1998 Portraits North, Lexington, MA (exhibiting artist)
•1997 Social Law Library, State House Collection, Boston MA
1997 Geary Gallery, Darien, CT (exhibiting artist)
1997 Allied Artists, NYC (member/exhibiting artist)
1993-1997 Silver Palm Gallery, Hilton Head, NC (exhibiting artist)
1996 Brunswick Academy, Greenwich, CT. (exhibiting artist)
1995 Professional Art for the Collector, Rowayton, CT (featured artist)
1994 Crescent Pond Gallery, Block Island, RI (one woman show)
1994 Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, CT. (one woman show)
1993 Rowayton Art Center, Rowayton, CT. (one woman show)
1992 The Henry Greene Collection, Southport, CT (one woman show)
1991 Seabreeze Gallery, Block Island, RI. (one woman show)
*1990 Creditianstalt, NYC (private collection)
1986 Darien Library, Darien, CT. (one woman show)
1985 Westport Gallery, Westport, CT. (one woman show)
1985 Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY (one woman show)
1983 Silvermine Guild of Artists, Silvermine, CT. (one woman show)
1982 Wilton Gallery, Wilton, CT (one woman show)
* notable permanent collections
Portrait Society Of America
The Copley Society, CA, Boston, MA
Silvermine Guild of Artists