“I am always drawn to beautiful things around me and am inspired by women from different walks of life, their feelings, emotions and feminine energies.” – Artist Pam Singh
We first met local artist Pam Singh back in May during South End Blooms. She was part of a cohort of creatives that spent time over six weekends bringing pops of color and creativity to South End.
She spent one day live painting in front of the boutique, Brown Sugar Collab. Since then, I’ve gotten to know Singh as an imaginative, talented and busy addition to the Queen City’s creative community. She’s only been here for about a year, but she’s already made a mark.
Womanhood on Display
Twenty-five pieces of pure feminine magic are what you’ll find at Singh’s solo show, Womanhood, at The Artisan’s Palate now through the end of October. While most of her pieces feature women as the focal point, she does also share some colorful and bold abstract pieces.
All the paintings at her debut solo show were exclusively created just for the exhibit. What inspired her?
“I am always drawn to beautiful things around me and am inspired by women from different walks of life, their feelings, emotions and feminine energies,” she said.
Having a solo show can be daunting, but Singh is ready. “Having a gallery host me for my solo show,” she said, “means being able to represent myself to people, the community and helping my art gain a more professional acceptance and recognition.”
A Blooming Career in the Arts
“I have had a very keen interest in art and I have always painted as a kid, but with work and professional responsibility, it has been a challenge to pursue my interest in art professionally,” she continued. “The past few years have helped me follow my dreams to pursue art and to take it to the next level.”
I couldn’t help myself and bought a piece called Ascendence. A bold, blue piece with shades of purple, iridescent green and gold leaf. The colors and the fact it reminded me of the world is what drew me in. It’s new home will be in my dining room, a room we use every night so I will be able to enjoy it daily.
Many of Singh’s pieces have some added bling — mother-of-pearl embedded throughout. Being a mixed media artist, she loves to use a combination of acrylic, oil, colors, gold leaf and touches of Swarovski crystals in her paintings. It adds a depth to her work as another layer of color and texture.
Some fan favorites from the show are Afgan Rose, which Singh said was inspired by the recent events in Afghanistan, as well as Crystal Tears, Radiant Rein and the hyper-realistic Embrace — a painting of a woman holding an owl, which might have been the most talked about piece on opening night.
Singh is inspired by women from different cultural backgrounds and those who spread messages of love and positive vibes. But she also has a very deep connection to the ocean. You’ll see both subjects in her paintings.
Singh’s art start at $325 for 14″ x 14″ and goes up to $1,895 for 30″ x 48″. She also has some prints for sale at lower price points.
This exhibit goes through Oct. 31 and is in the gallery at The Artisan’s Palate at 1218 E. 36th St. in NoDa.
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