About the Artist....
A native of San Diego, California, Pamela Hardin is an accomplished and diversified artist who works in a variety of artistic mediums that include acrylic color, oil paint, watercolor, and pencil.
Her subject matter includes portraits (people and pets), fantasy (fairies and mermaids), wildlife, landscapes, and still life. Fundamentally self-taught, her academic background includes studies at San Diego State University and personal instruction with portrait artist Jack Jordan.
Currently, in addition to her painting and drawing, she is in the process of writing and illustrating three books that she hopes upon publication will provide an additional outlet for her artistic efforts.
In addition to completing well over a thousand portraits thus far, she has provided commissioned artwork to many different institutions. These include the U.S. Army, the Pacific Telephone Company, West Virginia University, The Shoney's Restaurant Corporation, a credit union, three different school districts, a shopping mall, and a historical mural in the town hall of Tyrone, Georgia.
Her awards and recognition include over one hundred ribbons. Winning First, Second, and Honorable Mention awards in an art show sponsored by the state of Missouri, a Bank of America achievement award, Three Best of Show, Two First Place, a Second, Third, and Honorable Mention ribbons in juried shows around the Atlanta, Georgia, area. An additional Best of Show award resulted in her work being hung in the Georgia State Capitol. Additionally, she has won thirteen awards from First Place, and People's Choice Award through Honorable Mention at the Georgia National Fair has been recognized for a poster design used in the "War on Drugs" campaign, and is listed in the National "Who's Who" Registry.
Pam's artistic renown is demonstrated by the fact that she was asked for input to the Smithsonian Institution Indian Museum, and has had commissioned work displayed in offices at the U.S. Senate office building, the Pentagon, and the White House. One of her paintings was presented to Senator Robert Byrd, another commissioned work was converted to prints and was used in a national political campaign, and one of her original American Indian portraits is in the permanent collection of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion.
Pamela currently lives and maintains her studio in Tennessee.