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Pam Sheehan (American b. 1956)

Pam Sheehan, born 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.

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.

"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.”

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