An Oregon Artist We Love
Painter Pam Greene finds inspiration in the Pacific Northwest. Click through a slide show of her work.
When Pam moved to Oregon from San Francisco, she worried about adapting her landscape style to different scenery. Eventually she came to love the Pacific Northwest's rugged beauty. Just steps from her living room door, Pam painted this view. It focuses on a Sitka spruce tree, 45 inches in diameter, in her yard.
From her studio on a less-than-1-acre shelf above Manzanita Beach, Pam can see the sun rise in one direction and set in the other. She painted this view from an overlook a few minutes from her house. The hills of Manzanita compose the foreground, while the twin rocks of Rockaway Beach and Oceanside's monoliths fill the distance.
On a bright November day in Oswald West State Park, Pam painted this basalt formation surrounded by water that was unusually turquoise for late fall.
After wandering off the main trail at Oswald West State Park and feeling lost, Pam discovered a hidden cove and snapped a photograph. Back in her studio, she used the cliffside image to create this painting.
During the construction of Pam's house, designer Jimmy Onstott and his family allowed her to paint from their house and to dry oil paintings in their garage. She captured this view from the Onstott's lawn.
The glow on this driftwood-laden beach near Pam's house occurs about 10 minutes before sunset.
Pam began this piece during our Coastal Living photo shoot. She completed the painting in the morning light, which illuminates the cliffs of Neahkahnie Mountain.