American  B. 1950



B. 1950 in Elkhart, IN; currently lives in Boston, MA


Pamela Pindell is a Classical Realist celebrated for her luminous and engaging paintings and drawings. After a fateful trip to New York City as a youth, she became impassioned with portraiture and figurative work, loving the process as well as the end result. Pindell studied art at Syracuse University and, subsequently, the Tyler School of Art in Rome. Her time in Italy gave her a strong foundation in classicism; however, upon her return to the US, Pindell felt further training with Boston School painters Robert Cormier and Sydney Willis (a student of Robert Douglas Hunter) was essential to developing her own aesthetic.


Pindell’s pieces clearly demonstrate her rigorous draftsmanship, but it is her use of color, chiaroscuro and tactility that give way to a distinct and alluring warmth. The figures in her charcoals have almost velvety skin and create a sensuous landscape furthered by her dynamic unfinished compositional style. The lush colors of her paintings offer an interesting accessibility. This is particularly true with Pindell’s family scenes, which are all at once lovely, serious and intimate vignettes. The landscape becomes a yielding abundance of flourishing greenery, while the still life is more formal and tightly rendered; in both, her vibrant and warm color palette comes through in delightfully different ways. Although figurative sculpture is a relatively new medium for Pindell, she recreates the gesture of the model with a lovely tenderness. It could be supposed that three dimensionality marries her full repertoire of technique and delicate surface handling into a perfectly harmonious event.


Currently, Pamela Pindell is represented by galleries in Cape Cod, Nantucket, Boston and Charleston, and her work has been featured in a number of museum exhibitions. She has received numerous accolades from the Guild of Boston Artists, the Pastel Society of America, the Hudson Valley Art Association, among others.






School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy


Museum Shows and Honors:

2012 “Artist Talk”, Tree's Place Art Gallery, Orleans, MA

2011 “The Subject is Light”, The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT

2010 “The Subject is Light”, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2008 “Close to Home”, Solo Show, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2008 “Summer Exhibition”, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA

2006 “Garden by the Sea”, Commission by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod for The 21st Annual Pops By the Sea, Cape Cod, MA

2004 “A Century of Painting on Cape Cod”, Invited as one of two living artists, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2002 “A Slice of Life”, the Harvard Club, Boston, MA

1990 Portrait Commission of State Supreme Court Judge Walter Stapleton

1995 Nantucket Artists Association Permanent Collection

Guild of Boston Artists, Boston MA : Awards received in the Guild’s Annual Members Show:

2011 Patron’s Choice

2011 North Shore Arts Association Award

2007 Ives Gammel Award

2002 Members Show Award

2000 Edmund Tarbell Award

1999 Second Prize Members Show

1998 Guild Award of Merit

1997 Guild Award for Figure

1993 Guild Award of Merit

2002-2006 Member of the Board

2001 Solo Show, Guild of Boston Artists, Boston MA


National Shows:

Cape Cod Artists Association All New England Exhibition

1990 1st Prize in Pastel

1987 2nd Prize in Still Life

1982 Honorable Mention in oil


Pastel Society of America, NYC

1990 Adriana Zahn Award for Floral 1990


Nantucket Artists Association, Nantucket MA

1989 Jurors Choice

1986 Best In Show


Hudson Valley Artists Association, White Plains, NY

1986 Jane Peterson Still Life Award


Salmagundi Club, NYC

1987 Elliot Liskin Memorial Award for Still Life

Audubon Artists, NYC

Lotus Club, NYC

Catharine Lorrillard Wolfe, NYC

Allied Artists, NYC


Academic Artists Association, Springfield, MA

1985 Harriet Lumis Award for Still life

1984 Morton Donald Catoc Memorial Award


Ogunquit Art Center, Ogunquit, Maine

1983 Nunzio and Dorothy W. Vayanna Memorial Prize for Portrait

1982 Patron’s Award

1981 Patron’s Awar



2012 "Dual Connection" American Art Collector, January Issue

2011 Cape Cod Life Magazine Annual Arts Addition, June

2010 “The Subject is Light” Catalogue, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2010 “A Boston Tradition” American Art Collector, March Issue

2007 “Pamela Pindell, Portrait Artist” The Nantucket Magazine, Nantucket, MA, Fall Issue

2001 “A Painterly Palette, The Art of Pamela Pindell” Nantucket Magazine Summer Issue

1989 “Securing Gallery Representation” American Artist Magazine, June Issue

1988 “Paintings by Pamela Pindell” Antiques and Arts Magazine, Cape Cod MA, Summer Issue

1987 “Pamela Pindell, Artist” The Nantucket Journal, Nantucket MA, Premiere Issue