“As an artist, you follow a disciplined
and meticulous examination of a plant prior to drawing or painting;
for you cannot sacrifice accurate botanical information for aesthetic
reasons. You must cross the border between science and art, embracing
the freedom of one without discarding the discipline of the other.
You must have a passion for flowers, love what you are drawing
and painting, and know the flower in all the stages of development.
Hopefully with the composition, use of color, and skill in the
handling of paint, you will give the viewer a painting that is
admired for its fidelity to the subject, but also for its beauty.”
Pam Kessler is an accomplished artist with a refined sense of draftsmanship,
composition, and watercolor technique. Her artistic insight - a
far more elusive quality - is what has earned Pam a growing national
Pam is a member of both The Society of Botanical Artists in England,
and the American Society of Botanical Artists. Her work has been
featured in major watercolor exhibitions and is well represented
in many corporate and private collections, including Dr. Shirley
Sherwood's collection of contemporary Botanical Art and the Hunt
Institute for Botanical Documentation.
Her plants are rendered with a delicacy and grace that faithfully
capture their essence. She does not portray beauty in isolation,
but as a revelation of interaction between observer and observed.
An active response will yield a depth of vision denied the passive
Additional art works and contact information can be found on the
artist's website: http://www.pakessler.com/
Images © P.A.Kessler