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Formerly a researcher in Cardiovascular Health and Electrophysiology, Pamela left the biomedical field in 2003 to pursue her true passion, painting.
Pamela Sukhum's paintings, characterized by rich colors and textures, are fueled by spiritual and human connections forged during her journeys around the globe. Pamela has studied and deepened her creative spirit in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, South America, and Africa.
In 2007, Pamela was awarded the Director's Choice Award. The exhibition highlighted “The Beautiful Project”, created in 2006, which worked to inspire and empower communities globally. Pamela gained the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to bring the project to the Gondje refugee camp, along the border of Chad and the Central African Republic. The project drew additional acclaim with a feature in Art World News.
Pamela’s paintings were highlighted in an Emmy nominated PBS segment showcasing her unique painting techniques. The feature demonstrates Pamela’s fluid movement as she applies layer upon layer of paint while recreating the essence and lushness of the natural world. This was one of a series of painting performances around the US, including a show at the Governor’s Mansion in Minneapolis marking its 100th anniversary.
Her journey to use art as a healing and transformational force in people’s lives continues today. From the monasteries of Tibet, to the refugee camps of Eastern Chad, Pamela's mission is to bring beauty and light to the world through her paintings.
Most recently, Sukhum began a mobile studio to take the Beautiful Project on the road around the US. She is now working with disabled children and families in domestic shelters, war vets and low-income seniors in an effort to continue the project locally.
“I open myself to all experience as a path to remember divinity.
In my desire to share my experience along this path, I paint that which is difficult for me to express in words. May you find yourself feeling invited into experience. Enjoy!”
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