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Pamela Reynolds



My paintings are deeply entrenched in the abstract expressionist tradition. My quest is to use spontaneous gesture as a way of accessing intuitive truths about the nature of our world and ourselves


I consider my work to be organic and inspired principally by the natural elements — the feel and look of a rough stone, the rhythm and cadence of music, the play of sun through the trees, the fluidity and movement of water. I normally work in series exploring these themes, and groups often differ dramatically in tone and style. In all cases, however, I prefer that the paintings speak for themselves, and that the viewer take away from the painting what he or she will — therein lies the power of abstraction.


In my latest group of paintings, I have been particularly inspired by the theme of water. Water is both powerful and ephemeral. It can move mountains but can also evaporate into thin air. It is constantly shifting shape, but remains ever present. I have experimented with these properties in the creation of these paintings, which walk a fine line between control and chaos. They are suggestive of the liquidity of water, but also attempt to explore emotional and spiritual states.

About the Artist: 


Pamela Reynolds has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in both the United States and Europe, including the Provincetown Art Museum in Provincetown, MA, and Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Born in Los Angeles, Ms. Reynolds divides her time between Boston and Italy. She studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti Sassari in Italy and at Massachusetts College of Art and the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. Her work is included in numerous private collections in Europe and the United States, as well as in the collections of Harvard Management Company, Bainco International Investors, the University of Virginia and Color Kinetics, Inc. Her work has also been featured at the Ritz-Carlton, the Boston Design Center, Boston City Hall and the University of Sassari, Italy.

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