Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pam Glover

Pam Glover is recognized as one of the major plein-air landscape painters in California. She is also a founding member of the Outsiders, a group of fellow artists whose striking, fauvist style traces its roots back to impressionist groups formed on the West Coast. (pictured above, Pjaro Dunes, 16"x20")

Pam's work is notable for bold brushwork and the Impressionist use of rich layers of oil in brilliant tones. An enthusiastic advocate of painting in the out-of-doors, Pam paints entirely on location.

Pam Glover was born in Shanghai, China, and was exposed early to Far Eastern influences in the arts. Her education includes a period in China, where she studied for three years with Olga Popoff; the Polytechnic of Art in Sydney, Australia; the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA and four years with Lundy Seigrist, member of the Society of Six. In her 80's, Pam is still going strong and paints every day.

"Pam Glover is the godmother of plein-air painting in Northern California. Countless painters have come to her to learn how to capture the peculiar mix of light and sky and color that makes our part of the world so beautiful. She captures the rustic charm of the land with loose, bold strokes that fill her well-composed landscapes with gorgeous color. Because she knew some of the founders of plein air painting on the West Coast, there is a wonderful sense of continuity to be found when comparing her work to people like Lundy Seagrist."- Teresa Onoda

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