Pamela Beaverson is best known for the subtle greens, violets, and open skies that appear in her oil paintings of the Great Basin. Her life and work have always been inuenced by nature and the outdoors. Because of this love of nature, it is no surprise that Pamela is also an accomplished biological illustrator.
Born in Niles, Michigan in 1965, Pamela grew up in Elkhart, Indiana. Her early years were spent stomping around the wetlands and lush deciduous forests of Michiana. Her older sister Susan, also an accomplished artist and goldsmith, sparked Pamela’s first interest in art and was a patient mentor and first teacher.
Pamela studied at the Ohio State University where she received a BFA with a concentration in printmaking and minor in biology. She focused on learning the craft of stone lithography under the tutelage of visiting artist and printmaker, Jeff Sippel, and scientific illustration from renowned herpetologist and biological illustrator, David Dennis. She completed her education at the University of California at Santa Cruz with an MS in biological communication.
Her fine art has been shown in galleries in Sarasota, Bend, Boise, Santa Cruz, at the Oakland Museum, and throughout the Seattle area. In 1996, Pamela had the honor of having her illustrations included in the exhibit Illustrating Nature at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D. C.
Recently, Pamela moved with her wife and three dogs from the Seattle area to Bend, Oregon to be near the country that she loves . As often as possible, she heads out of town to camp, smell the sagebrush, and paint en plein air. She currently works as a fine arts painter, illustrator, and website designer and developer.