Pamela Schick is a native California artist who began studying traditional oil painting style and technique at age nine, when in the fourth grade. Later, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art, at the University of California, Irvine and a California Teaching Credential in Art, from Concordia University, Irvine.
Nature is a great inspiration. One of my favorite ways to paint is to go out to the beach and just paint what I see - the experience of being immersed in the beauty of nature combines with the joy of creating.
Sometimes, I pick flowers from my garden, or buy them at the flower market, and bring them inside to paint them large, in detail. This became my watercolor flowers series-- mostly roses and camellias.
Art can also be a way to express emotion and spirituality. One of my art teachers used to say that she put all of her feelings into her paintings. Haven't you felt the peace of a beautiful locale, when you look at a painting that was done there?