Artfully Edmonds Brief: Cole Gallery honors artist Pam Harold

"Ready to Sail" by Pam Harold
“Ready to Sail” by Pam Harold

Cole Gallery this month honors artist and octogenarian Pam Harold by presenting the artist’s watercolor collection titled, “My Life at Sea.”

Gallery owner Denise Cole invites the public to attend an artist’s reception for Harold during the Thursday, June 19 Art Walk Edmonds! A champagne and light desserts celebration will be held at the gallery (107 5th Ave. S.) between 5-8 p.m.

In her public invitation, Cole notes: “Long considered one of Edmond’s most accomplished watercolorists, we are delighted to present a new show by the acclaimed Pam Harold.

“Originally from the Pacific Northwest, as a young person Pam traveled by steam ship from her native Canada to Europe. Through her adult life she sailed with her husband and children in the waters surrounding Canada both inland and out to sea, at times even sailing off the coast of Mexico.”

Describing her inspiration for painting boats, Harold states, “From the graceful lines to the curving shapes of boats, watercolor allows me to use the flow of the paint to follow these lines and the flow of the water. The changing wave patterns are an integral aspect in my work as I introduce new dimension of line and color to each painting. I adore being on the water, I loved swimming and even life guarding as a young person.”

To learn more about this gifted and inspiring artist, visit her biography page at the Cole Gallery website.

— By Emily Hill

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