Gallery 200, currently located at 103 W. Washington Street, has been host to an art exhibit of works by Pamela Hamilton during the month of January. The exhibit closes on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with an Artist Reception, to which the public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Hamilton has always considered herself as an artist. But, it wasn’t until recently that she was able to fully immerse herself in her artistic pursuits. After enrolling in a series of oil pastel classes at a local fine arts center, Hamilton began to self-study soft pastels, which she favors over oil pastels.
Much of her artwork, from pet portraits to still life subjects, is done using pastels. “I love the immediacy and flexibility of this medium; the vibrancy, rich tone, texture, paint-like quality and portability. I draw inspiration from my love of color, form and light,” she said.
Since 2011, Hamilton has participated in more than 70 exhibits, including numerous juried fine art fairs and solo shows, and has earned four “Best in Show” titles and numerous awards in other categories and is represented by several galleries.
Gallery 200, an artist co-op, is a creative oasis in downtown West Chicago featuring the work of local artists for exhibit and sale at affordable prices. It is a division of People Made Visible, with support from the City of West Chicago. Regular winter hours are on Thursdays, noon to 6:00 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit Gallery 200’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Gallery200.