Pam Malafronte is an educator who has her Master’s in Reading Education. Interestingly, she always had a special fascination; a life-long love of viewing and especially creating art. She remembers it beginning when she was in second grade. She painted a vibrant watercolor of a blonde-haired girl who was stick figured, in an a-line skirt, with a whimsical red lipped smile and two blue paint dots for eyes. Her art teacher, John Lewarn, from Lenox, MA saw something special in the painting and entered it in a local contest for elementary school children.
Her painting was judged a winner by America’s Norman Rockwell and received first prize out of all painters entered in Berkshire County, MA. It was displayed in a prominent gallery in the Berkshire Museum and seeing it there was the moment she recalls as inspiring her to continue to create art. She absolutely sees value in, and is moved by, all forms of art. Pam’s work ranges from her whimsical “Artvelopes,” to the profoundly mature expressions of her highly textured canvas works.
Any viewer of her work from her canvas creations, to her altered books and mixed media pieces, will see that a world of creative colors and texture identify her pieces. Pam enjoys making MINDFUL art that appears old and feels spiritual, which is uplifting and thought provoking. One can feel the depth of her maturity as an artist in her highly textured acrylic paintings which are inspired by life’s events. Her work often teases the brain to travel to an introspective level. She operates Lotus Heart Workshops, which demonstrate Art as a lifelong Mindful Activity.
Recent Local Awards and Exhibits:
Pam’s acrylic painting Alien Invader C, was judged as “stark, scary and poignant “and received an award for the October 2009 Fine Art Show entitled CeleBRAtion. This show was sponsored by the Art League of Fort Myers as part of Art Walk. CeleBRAtion is an art contest held as a challenge to artists to create art that will convey an awareness of the emotions which surround those who experience breast cancer.
Exhibit of ten works for Fort Myers Art Walk, January, Starbucks
Art therapy- "Art as a Mindful Activity" workshops, email to book
MY ART WILL BE EXHIBITED AT ACTS FOR ART, First Street, Downtown, Fort Myers, FL BEGINNING AUGUST 12th
I will have an area set up displaying many affordable, small art pieces (4x4, 8x8) for sale $20, $25 and $35
all perfect for the mindful meditator, they're painted on gallery canvas'
perfect for showcasing on a wall or table.
Check it Out:
The Mindful Festival, Lakes Park, September 24th, 2011
If you see a piece of art you'd like on my FB or Blog, inquire about pricing. I accept Pay Pal and will ship for a reasonable charge.
3rd Saturdays, EVERY Month!!
Downtown Fort Myers, River District