About the Artist
Pamela Ramey Tatum is a full-time professional artist and a studio artist at The Hub on Canal, a vibrant art space which she shares with other local artists in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She participates in other art shows and venues as well.
Pamela paints a variety of subjects: portraits, figures, as well as sea and landscapes. In 2012 she began painting palette knife paintings. She has done several series of city scenes, usually rainy scenes with lovers in them and often under umbrellas, to tell love stories. For her, telling a story and moving the viewer is most important to her.
Pamela strives to paint with a contemporary feel and has elements of impressionism in her very expressive palette knife paintings. She creates pieces that are modern, dynamic, and fresh. These have become her most popular pieces. She receives many commissions in the palette knife style, as well as portrait paintings. Clients bring her a photo of a place they love, a city, a restaurant, a park, anything, and she can paint her clients into the scene, which creates a painting that evokes strong memories for people.
Pamela teaches two palette knife paintings workshops (one for newer students and one for advanced students) most months at The Hub on Canal.
An artistic child obsessed with drawing faces, Pamela went to something of a magnet high school studying commercial art, quickly realizing her love was more for fine art. In college, she studied literature and theatre and holds an Master’s degree in Literature from U.C.F. She has taken workshops and classes with many well known artists, including David Gray, Seth Haverkamp, James Pratt, Morgan Stanley Price, Stacy Barter, Marian Pacsuta, Deborah Elmquist and Barbara Perrotti. She also had the good fortune of having realist artist Robert Dorman as her mentor for two-and-a-half years in 2008-2010. Growing up with an artistic mother, Anne Ramey–an artist and writer–was an important influence that shaped Pamela’s love of literature, art, dance, and all things creative.
Pamela has won many awards for her paintings and has collectors both nationally and internationally.
Pamela’s studio and main gallery is located at The Hub on Canal, at 132 Canal Street, Studio 5, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.