Pam Sheehan, born in 1956 in New York City, holds a MFA in painting from Lehman College and a BFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design. She has apprenticed at the Johnson Atelier, Technical Institute for Sculpture. In addition she studied figurative sculpture with Angelo Frudakis and drawing and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy. She has also worked with Myron Barnstone whose art school is modeled on the Renaissance discipline of instruction. In addition she received a one-year scholarship to the New York Academy.
Sheehan credits the plein air sketches of Constable, Corot and the Macchiaioli painters for being influential in her development. She explains, “To me, the integrity of a painting depends upon direct experience. Plein air painting is a means of charting an inner landscape by transposing both the subtle and dramatic outer shifts of weather on the terrain.”
Pam Sheehan has also become a master framemaker under Robert M. Kulickes's decade long tutelage.
Sheehan has taught at SUNY Rockland since 1984 and at Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Rockland Center for the Arts. She has been represented by Davis and Langdale Co. since 1998, and has received reviews from the New York Times, the New York Observer and the New Yorker.
As a landscape painter, I work outdoors because I like the direct experience of seeing and feeling the shifts in light and weather. For my small figure studies I also prefer to work from life in a direct response approach.
Painting on small panels gives me the possibility, or the ideal, of completing a painting in one sitting. As a frame maker, I love small period frames that work so well to present my paintings.
In the process of becoming a committed painter I owe a large debt of gratitude to my mentors Bob Kulicke, Joel Levy and Myron Barnstone.
Pigeon Point Beach, CA
Oil on panel, 7 x 6 1/8 inches (sight)
Painted in 2010
Oil on panel, 7 x 9 5/8 inches (sight)
Painted in 2010
Surf at Pescadero Park, California
Oil on wood, 5 x 7 11/16 inches
Painted in 2008
2012Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2011Davis & Langdale Company, New York 2008Davis & Langdale Company, New York 2006 Davis & Langdale Company, New York Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco 2004Davis & Langdale Company, New York Brick Walk Books & Fine Art, West Hartford, Connecticut 2002Davis & Langdale Company, New York 2001Davis & Langdale Company, New York 1999Davis & Langdale Company, New York 1994Edward Hopper Landmark Preservation Foundation, Nyack, New York
2012 EXPO Chicago, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 2010 Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Davis & Langdale Company, New York
2009 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 2005Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, Twenty-Five Treasures 2002The More Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1996-1999Holland and Wilson, Bedford, New York 1996-1998Hubert Gallery, New York 1994-1996Carlspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware
1996Lehman College, City University of New York, M.F.A. 1979Parsons School of Design, New York, B.F.A. 1986New York Academy of Art 1984-1986Barnstone Studioes, Coplay, Pennsylvania 1980-1984Frudakis Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1980-1983Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia 1979-1980Johnson Atelier, Princeton, New Jersey
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