Pam COULTER Blehert
has a major in Fine Art from Antioch College and advanced studies
at Ecole du Louvre, American University, Corcoran and Odeon Art
She has three of her acrylic paintings (including a five-part demonstration)
included in the North Light Book of Acrylic Painting Techniques.
Four of her oil paintings were featured in an article "Don't Mess
with Mother Nature" in the February, 1995 issue of American Artist.
She has received many awards, including First Places in: November
1992 multi-media show and July 1993 watermedia show in the Art League
Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, First Place in Oil in the annual
League of Reston Artists Show, 1996 and 1997, Best of Show in the
1995 and 1996 Annual League of Reston Artists shows and First Place
in both the 1992 and 1994 Springfield Art Guild "Art of the Figure"
show at NOVA. She received the "May Lake Award" given by Phyllis
Braff, Art Critic, NY Times, who commented at the presentation that
"she edits well".
She has participated in such juried group shows as the Catherine
Lorillard Wolf show at the National Arts Club (NYC, 95 and 98),
the National Art League Invitational (NY), the Susquehanna Art Society
regional show, the "Open Exhibition 1995" in Virginia (jurors included
M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, American Artist), and many juried shows
at the Art League of Alexandria Gallery in the Torpedo Factory,
She has paintings in over 350 private collections. Public/corporate
collections include The General Services Administration, US Government,
and Hughes Systems Group.
From 1993-1997 (when it closed after 105 years of business), she
showed at Venable-Neslage Galleries (Washington, DC). She has been
a juried member of the Art League of Alexandria "Bin Gallery" for
over five years.
She works primarily in oil and in a loose painterly style. She
works as well in acrylics, watercolor, pastel, batik, pen and ink,
charcoal, and pencil. Her originals are priced in the moderate range,
from about $300 to $4200.
"I prefer a painting to communicate on several levels. First, the
image and story content should elicit some emotional response from
the viewer. Secondly, the paint itself, the forms and color, the
motion and passion of the artist in producing the work, should pull
in the viewer. Third, the painting should be not so finished, so
real and complete, that it is impossible for the viewer to contribute
to it. The painting should be constantly in the process of creation.
A painting is itself. Itís not a reflection or duplication of reality.
Itís a communication between me and you."
Limited Edition Prints
Two paintings -- "Southwester" and "Cellist" -- are now available
as limited edition prints, signed and numbered, on archival paper.
The printing is done by a pixelation method and the color and form
duplication is excellent. Cost for each is $185, or $235 framed.
Shipping is extra.
All paintings shown are available as high quality archival prints
with a max size of 12 x 18 (crop to fit actual dimension, using
an EPSON STYLUS PHOTO 2200 archival pigmented printer with archival
paper for $75 (UNFRAMED AND UNMATTED). Some of the older paintings,
however, might not "capture" well as the artist worked
from scanned photos prior to getting a digital camera.