Pamela DeJong

painting, mixed media

After painting land and waterscapes for many years I realized that I could put forth healing energy towards the earth and our oceans through painting, meditation, education, sharing the message through the image itself, and explanation of the intent. My inspiration comes from a fascination of birds, wildlife, and sea-life living along side of us day to day. Observing their habits for enjoyment and creating them in my work connects me to their habitat. Climate change and toxins seeping into the aquifers, estuaries, brackish ponds, rivers, lakes and oceans has occurred right before our eyes. My paintings are dealing with themes meant to address my deep concern about human health as it pertains to toxins in our environment. Thinking of the future for my grandchildren, and their grandchildren, and as an artist, healer, and educator, my message is that we have work to do. The earth is in toxic crisis and I want my art to help people to think about their environment. My work can be found at Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA and New England Wax.