Artist in Residence paintings featured at Farmington Hills gallery

Works by Pamela Alexander, the 2019 Farmington Hills Artist in Residence, will be featured at the Costick Center Gallery in Farmington Hills through May 31.

The collection includes new art from her recent kayak trip in Baja, California.

Adventure Through Baja
Adventure Thru Baja, by Pamela Alexander

“Most of my art comes from a spiritual place and involves something I’ve seen in nature. There are trees, skies, and birds from various places that I’ve loved,” said Alexander. “I am so grateful for this honor and will do everything I am able to serve the arts and artists in this community in the year to come.”

A talented visual artist and fine arts painter, Alexander primarily works with acrylic paint on canvas. She has worked as an advertising illustrator and art teacher, painted jeans for a major department store, designed men’s ties for Hudson’s, and bought and sold antiquarian prints and primitive folk art.

Alexander’s artist parents trained her in art principles, and she studied Fine Art at Oakland Community College, Art History at University of Michigan Dearborn, and received her Bachelor of Arts from Madonna University.

Anchored in Baja
Anchored in Baja, by Pamela Alexander

Farmington Hills honored Alexander at its recent Festival of the Arts awards ceremony. The City Gallery is located inside the Costick Center 28600 W. 11 Mile Road and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays until 7 p.m.

Alexander also has a painting at Farmington Hills City Hall that will be exhibited through 2020 as part of the Public Art Program. Both exhibits are presented by the Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division, which coordinates the city’s art, theater, and music programming.

Eclipse
Eclipse, by Pamela Alexander