Loving to create and design all her life, Pamela Bain Davis has had her hand in some form of art whether it be on canvas, fabric, furniture, walls or in designing, building, and decorating four homes all around the country. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and Education and taught high school English for many years. While in Hartford , Connecticut, she began her graduate studies in special education, but her heart always leaned towards satisfying her creative side. Since she moved with her husband and family all around the country, sixteen moves to be exact, she was inspired by all she saw in such beautiful surroundings such as New England, Georgia, Colorado, Texas and Arizona. Throughout her 51 years of marriage, she and her husband were fortunate enough to do business and travel to many countries, and through this opportunity discovered unlimited subjects for her creative compositions. When she retired, she and her husband moved to Bluffton, a very artsy community in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where she now enjoys painting the local color of that magnificent Coastal area.
Moving almost every three years with her husband and family and wanting to be an instrumental force in the rearing of her children, Pam decided to start a cottage industry called “Pam’s Pretties,” where she painted on clothing, shoes, purses, etc., and sold retail. She carried that business from Dallas to Atlanta and maintained it for fourteen years before deciding to seriously pursue art by attending classes from professional artists and art professors from such schools at SCAD in Savannah. Altogether, Pam considers herself to be a self-taught fine artist. In her business she painted casual and fun subjects that would attract the customer from certain areas. One of her friends says that she went from painting a coyote howling at the moon on a sweat shirt to painting a 30x40 reproduction portrait of Countess Golovin, by Marie-Louise-Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun. Pam painted photo realism for many years and struggled to become more relaxed and free so that she could render her own impressionistic style, and she feels that she has achieved her goal. She paints art from her heart. She attempts to awaken emotions in her viewer so that they can personally relate to her painting. Being a very late bloomer in the field of art, she is attempting to be as productive as she can by showing her paintings locally in the Bluffton area and also accepting commissions ranging from her speciality of animal portraits to landscapes and other subjects. Please see her work at Palettesbypam.com.