"An impromptu pastel workshop with Alan Flattmann forever changed the way I view my surroundings. A gift of pastels, encouragement and guidance from a dear friend and fellow artist forever changed my life, bringing art to the forefront in ways I never imagined possible. After a lifetime in financial and retail management, my return to art was serendipitous and joyous!
An emotional connection to my subject is paramount, be it a distinct mood, an engaging palette or an entertaining visual pun. But no matter the subject, I must be engaged by the light. It must capture my attention in some way. With its constant changes, the play of light fascinates me. My hope is to bring the viewer the same sense of peacefulness or joy or humor which initially inspired me. "
Pam Kinsey is a native Jacksonian who holds a Master of Arts degree from Mississippi College in both 2D and 3D art, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She teaches Advanced Placement Art to 4th-12th grade students at the Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex. Her students boast many statewide awards and in 2011 Kinsey was recognized as Mississippi's Thad Cochran Distinguished Art Educator of the Year.