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Who why

Pamela Yates in my own voice, "My artwork supports our efforts to be kind, respectful and compassionate in the circle of life. Art heals and strengthens on four levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. My creative work spills out of my life experiences around the globe, on this continent and others and on the oceans,  from tender and diverse relationships and identity lineages. Home is currently the land of 10,000 lakes and where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers come together in the midst of prairies, wetlands and woodlands. Drop me an email if you'd like to know more about my creative work and paintings currently available for purchase.

" Art is healer and bridge. In one area of that creative vision that I have the struggle into form continue for my sculptural figures so, begun in Spring 2015, work continues on the Red Figures installation, a 'community' of thirteen sculptural red figures between three and seven feet tall. Exemplifying the power of women and women's teachings, one or some of the figures will travel and "speak" to community groups or experimental gatherings. Later: photos, video, interviews about the artwork and its messages.

"I feel freshly challenged to share some very personal autobiographical imagery. My ideas tend to go all over the place, this is the joy, frustration, excitement, terror and gift of being an artist. I'm mindful and thankful that orr ancestors used charcoal 80,000 thousand years ago to preserve stories and images of deer, buffalo, bears and other visitors Our creative work is our human birthright. It is more important than science, because art and creativity are our humanness. Without art the human spirit is deadened, defaulted, depressed and alarmingly lost.

"As always in the midst of a thousand competing ideas, my creative curiosity continues exploring figurative, allegorical and abstract imagery using oil, acrylic and water media, unusual mixed media, charcoal, pens, pencils, pastels. Conceptually my work spills out from my cultural world view and personal iconography birthed from personal experiences around the world and my visual interpretations of the human journey."


International Society of Experimental Artists  
The Society of Layerists in Multi-media  
American Impressionist Society
American Women Artists
Minnesota Artists MnArtists.org
The Arts and Healing Network-Healing Artist & Art Career Consultant

I can't fully express my gratitude to my husband and our family and friends, my patrons and supporters and others, you are and have always been the wind beneath my wings, cast in order of appearance the ancestors who raised me up and those who adopted me, beloved nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, soul sisters Jilly, Gail, Connie, Nancy, Ruth, Jan, Glenice, Dad, Angie, Steve, Charlie, A, Gerry, Mags, Joe G, Don C, Don, Joe S, Barb, Chris, Gene, Jan, Ron, Jerry, Lorri and others,  not least the kindness of strangers. I am quite sure I have missed naming precious people, please excuse my errors which I will remedy as I see your lovely faces in my dreams waking me at 3 a.m. as a warm, embarrassed blush rises in my face.  Peace, I love you all.

Pamela Yates, painter, b: Australia; United Kingdom 1967-1979; USA 1979-present..

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