My name is Pamela and I'm an artist. I am obsessed by art and particularly by painting.  and this has been my life long passion. My earliest art related memory, I remember tears of absolute frustration and grief as a pre-verbal toddler because I could see but not reach or ask for colored crayons on a table nearby. I wanted to draw so badly. My first real success came at age eight or nine as a developing artist, I painted a watercolor of a group of people standing around a fire pit outdoors at night. I was pleased with the painting and filled with a sense of wonder and awe that I had captured images of fire, figures, reflected light and dancing shadows at night. 

So, born and grew up from a sprout living near the ocean in South Australia. As a sapling I moved to London, England by a circuitous ocean route ending in Genoa, Italy. In 1979 I moved to the USA. 

Drop me an email if you'd like to drop by my studio - you could use the form on the right or drop me an email studio(at)  

obsessed by art

"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 across the oceans, from my diverse and tender 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. One aspect of my creative vision that has been evolving are sculptural figures, work which began in early 2015 based on a recurring image that has been in my artwork since the early 90's and so, work continues on the beautiful Red Figures installation. This work is a 'community' of thirteen sculptural red figures between three and seven feet tall. Exemplifying the power of women and women's teachings, these 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
The Arts and Healing Network-Healing Artist & Art Career Consultant

I can't fully express my gratitude to my husband, family and friends including patrons and other supporters of my creative work, the ancestors who raised me up and those who adopted me and, not least the kindness of strangers. You are the wind beneath my wings. 

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

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