Local artist perpetrates acts of creativity, hosts discussion
August 19, 2014
“Perpetrating Acts of Creativity” is the theme for Issaquah artist Pamela K. Beer’s fine art show from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the offices of Northstone Real Estate.
Beer will give a short talk about the inspiration for her work at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the show and reception at 1495 N.W. Gilman Blvd., No. 16.
Beer’s art has been exhibited at Northstone Real Estate since late June and will be on display for the public through the end of September. “Perpetrating Acts of Creativity” is Beer’s first solo exhibition. Beer describes her work as, “abstract acrylic on canvas art.”
“I prefer larger works,” she said. “I begin my work with textured layers and complex color in an underpainting. I use a palette knife for line and emphasis, typically a significant part of my current works. These lines give angles, structure and boundaries. Colors include grays, greens, blues, pinks, reds, oranges and golden yellows.
“I find glimpses of a hidden world of the rarely observed and use texture to represent the slices of time and a soulful reflection.”
Brian Leavitt, real estate adviser and owner of Northstone Real Estate, offered to host the show and reception after seeing Beer’s work. They began collaborating when she ran out of storage space for her larger pieces of art. Leavitt uses the pieces in staging his higher-end houses for sale.
“It’s a win-win. Furnishings help a house sell faster and for more,” Leavitt said. “Helping Pam with her storage space problem solved one of my problems.
“Hosting this exhibition and reception for the public on August 22 gives me the opportunity to expose more people to Pam’s art,” he added, “and show my gratitude and appreciation.”
Beer is a self-taught artist who began in watercolors, attending a variety of instructional classes as well as local community college art classes. She has an undergraduate in business and a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in organizational development.
Beer spent her career in information technology leadership but was “downsized” last year. However, she said, the unexpected layoff provided her with the opportunity to turn a hobby into a full-time business.
Beer’s art will be for sale at the reception and she is taking original commissions. Her art is also available here.