Pamela A. Jacques : Colors of the Wind
Colors of the Wind is an exhibition of paintings, collages and silk banners created by artist Pamela A. Jacques. The exhibition will be showing in the Mulberry Room of Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of October. The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy a First Friday Reception on October 1st from 5pm until 8pm. A second reception will be held on October 17th from 2pm until 5pm.
Colors of the Wind was inspired by the fight of faith in midst of conflict. “Wind is an element that allows movement, change, flow, disruption of the expected and fans flames” explains Jacques. She finds inspiration and subject matter in nature, using it as a platform of expression for the physical, emotional and spiritual world. “I derive my color and inspiration from the land, dreams and imaginings” says Jacques. “I love texture, color, and the dimension created by the layering of theme, light, color and sometimes objects. I create with the desire to draw the viewer into a work to look beyond the surface impression and find more… to dance with me as they look closer to observe detail as well as step back to take in the larger view.”
Jacques had hoped to be a dancer, but focused on visual art after an injury kept her from pursuing that dream. She studied advertising design and illustration at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale because she thought that would be practical. Later she attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to study what she truly loved, painting. Jacques has also studied at Philadelphia Biblical University and spent fifteen years working as a therapist. Jacques recently opened Alabaster’s Arts and Tea in Pottstown, “a café gallery where hospitality and tea are also an art.”