Pamela J. Smyers
Pamela J. Smyers grew up in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania surrounded by Andrew Wyeth’s paintings—always pondering their hidden meanings. She has studied art since childhood and has always felt a kinship to artists’ need to create, to express their inner emotions, and to stir the emotions of others. Her medium of choice is acrylic paint on wood panels—lightly stippling (layering) washes of color on top of one another to allow all the applied colors to emerge. Pamela studied under Brandywine Valley Artist, Karl Kuerner. She is currently represented by various galleries in Pennsylvania and has exhibited work in galleries and juried exhibitions throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. She lives in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania with her husband, two wonderful daughters, and a crazy cat and dog who make their premier appearance in this book. Pamela would like to dedicate these works to her mom, who’s help provided Pamela with the time needed to illustrate this book, to her husband, Jim, who makes it possible for her to pursue her dream and to Karl Kuerner who taught, mentored, and always believed in her.