Featured Artist

PAM WETZEL

French Red Poppies

French Red Poppies

Watercolor and ink on paper, 15" x 22"

French Sailboats

French Sailboats

Watercolor and ink on paper, 12" x 18"

Sunflowers and Pears

Sunflowers and Pears

Watercolor and ink on paper, 12" x 18"

Sonoma Rose

Sonoma Rose

Watercolor and ink on paper, 11" x 15"

Sunday in Burano

Sunday in Burano

Watercolor and ink on paper, 14" x 20"

New Day

New Day

Watercolor and ink on paper, 14" x 21"

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Pam Wetzel has been a Dunwoody, Georgia, resident for 44 years. After losing her husband of 52 years in 2014, she found solace and a new hobby through watercolor classes at Spruill Center for the Arts. She developed her fresh, original style by combining ink sketching with vibrant watercolors. Her exciting florals took shape not only in framed paintings, but in her popular collections of notecards, greeting cards, and a home decor line that includes tea towels, pillows, trivets and throws. Pam has studied and painted in Tuscany, Venice, France, Vail, Sonoma, Maine, and Florida alongside world-famous watercolorists. Her expressive, unconventional style reflects her personal approach of refusing to “stay within the lines.” In recent years she has been accepted into many juried exhibitions, and in 2020 she was awarded the Gold Medal in the juried 25 Years of Il Chiostro Art Exhibit.

About Pam...

For many years I was an enthusiastic photographer and gardener. Spring was all about planting my pots and flower beds with fun, new combinations. I bought a “really good camera” after I retired and loved the resulting images. Later, when I started watercolor painting, I quickly realized that all those photographs were just images of beautiful things I wanted to express with a pallet of jewel-toned colors, a flowing fountain pen and loose, freeform brushstrokes. Today, when people see my art, write a letter to a friend in one of my notecards, or dry their favorite coffee cup with one of my tea towels, I hope they will share in my appreciation and wonder of the beauty in nature that sometimes we fail to slow down enough to see.

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