Pamla Penning, Seattle Member Since June 2011 Artist Statement I love life,my friends and family, and being creative. My BA is in Art from the University of Washington. I taught art in the Seattle Schools before raising my daughter and son. I've explored water color, silk screening, acrylic painting, fused glass jewelry, stained glass windows and now I am focused on oil painting and loving it! I paint in several styles dictated by the subject matter and mood I want to project. I have painted many oil portraits and consider that my forte. I paint from photographs. I try to project the goodness and best qualities of the subject using dramatic value contrast and unique settings, or musical instruments etc, that further define the subject. The use of color and the general palette chosen, is part of creating the desired mood....in portraits as well as landscapes etc. I hope you enjoy the paintings I have created.