S H A N D E L  G A M E R

I can't remember a time when I wasn't drawing or painting. Many of my best memories include after-school arts and crafts at the local recreation department.

My serious interest in art began in high school. There, I began to develop my own style of pastel painting.  For the next twenty-five years, I concentrated on developing my own style of portraiture.

After sustaining a serious hand and wrist injury, I was forced to stop painting for three years.  When I  returned  to my art, I discovered that I could no longer paint as I had prior to the injury. Having to learn to paint again opened me to new possibilities and served as the catalyst for my transformation into a wildlife artist.

My wildlife paintings combine my ability as a portraitist with my love of wildlife. Painting in pastel (soft chalk) on board or sanded paper, I emphasizes my subject as the focal point of the piece by contrasting the tight, detailed subject against a background that is loose and slightly out of focus. 

In 2014, I began to experiment with mixed media painting. These rainbow-color pieces are some of my favorites.  In 2015, I added photography to my media list and now I regularly include photography in my shows.

My paintings. photographs and prints can be found in private collections in the United States, Israel and Canada. 

E D U C A T I O N:
Academically, I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Comparative Literature and a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature. I am a member of the SageBrushers Art Society. of Bend, Oregon.

P U B L I C A T I O N S:
My mixed media  painting "Who's Your Daddy?" was published in Incite 2: Color Passions: The Best of Mixed Media! from North Light Books, 2014. 

"Who's Your Daddy?" was also selected and published in North Light Books Art Journey ANIMALS: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks, 2016.


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