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The Arts Council supports artists in the Slocan Valley to encourage a vibrant arts community.

  • Pam Sims

    Frog Peak by Pam Sims

    Landscape Painter and Sculptor

    Thank you for taking the time to look at my art work. I hope you enjoy it. I painted my first oil painting when I was 12. Art making has always been my goal and passion in life.

    I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, from the San Francisco Art Institute, in 1986.

    I have lived in Canada since I was 23, and moved to the Slocan Valley, when I was 28.

    Over the years I have explored many different mediums and techniques. I love to learn and experiment. I paint colourful, and realistic landscapes of the Kootenays. I also make shadow box wall sculptures and shrines. Combining my paintings with my sculptural ideas continues to challenge and inspire me. I paint in all mediums, including egg tempera. Oils are my favorite. I often grind my own pigments, and make my own glazes. I love woodworking and playing with plaster, and architectural forms.

    I do all my own matting and framing, and cut glass as well.

    I make art that I would like to live with, and that hopefully, has a strong emotional quality.

    I want to make art that is buoyant, colourful, and will shine brightly long after I am gone. I believe art can inspire, heal, and take one on a journey. I often use the archway symbol or a far away horizon to do this. I often create paintings that have a calm and reflective feeling. I want to make paintings that bring hope and help people stay connected to our natural world. I hope to share the wonder and awe that I experience living here every day.

    I show my work locally and offer limited edition prints of my paintings, on canvas and paper. I sell art cards too.

    For show dates and places, visit my page on slocanvalley.com.

    Info: 250-355-2988

    Email: simsartdesign@yahoo.ca

    Pam’s online portfolio and slide show.


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Snow Queen won First Prize and People's Choice at the Whitehorse Air Canada snow sculpture contest in February 2009. Carved by Peter Vogelaar, Delayne Corbett, and David Dureault.

Snow Queen won First Prize and People's Choice at the Whitehorse Air Canada snow sculpture contest in February 2009. Carved by Peter Vogelaar, Delayne Corbett, and David Dureault.

Our Lady of Winlaw carved by Peter Vogelaar at the occasion of the CKCA-sponsored sand carving workshop. A demo sand sculpture created from Valley sand on Aug 15, 2008. Quite amazing: no additives or armatures, just sand and water. Photo by Ricardo Hubbs.

Our Lady of Winlaw carved by Peter Vogelaar at the occasion of the CKCA-sponsored sand carving workshop. A demo sand sculpture created from Valley sand on Aug 15, 2008. Quite amazing: no additives or armatures, just sand and water. Photo by Ricardo Hubbs.

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