Pam Sheehan, born in 1956 in New York City, holds a MFA in painting from Lehman College and a BFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design. She has apprenticed at the Johnson Atelier, Technical Institute for Sculpture. In addition she studied figurative sculpture with Angelo Frudakis and drawing and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy. She has also worked with Myron Barnstone whose art school is modeled on the Renaissance discipline of instruction. In addition she received a one-year scholarship to the New York Academy.
Sheehan credits the plein air sketches of Constable, Corot and the Macchiaioli painters for being influential in her development. She explains, “To me, the integrity of a painting depends upon direct experience. Plein air painting is a means of charting an inner landscape by transposing both the subtle and dramatic outer shifts of weather on the terrain.”
Pam Sheehan has also become a master framemaker under Robert M. Kulickes‘s decade long tutelage.
Sheehan has taught at SUNY Rockland since 1984 and at Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Rockland Center for the Arts. She has been represented by Davis and Langdale Co. since 1998, and has received reviews from the New York Times, the New York Observer and the New Yorker.
As a landscape painter, I work outdoors because I like the direct experience of seeing and feeling the shifts in light and weather. For my small figure studies I also prefer to work from life in a direct response approach.
Painting on small panels gives me the possibility, or the ideal, of completing a painting in one sitting. As a frame maker, I love small period frames that work so well to present my paintings.
In the process of becoming a committed painter I owe a large debt of gratitude to my mentors Bob Kulicke, Joel Levy and Myron Barnstone.
1956 New York, NY
1996 MFA, Lehman College, City University of New York, New York, NY
1986 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
1984-86 Barnstone Studios, Coplay, PA
1980-84 Frudakis Academy, Philadelphia, PA
1980-83 Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, PA
1979-80 Johnson Atelier, Princeton, NJ
1979 BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY TEACHING
2004-Present Instructor, Art Students League, New York, NY
1984-2004 Adjunct Professor, Rockland Community College, The Hudson Valley, NY
2012 Recent Paintings, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2011 Paintings, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY.
2008 Oil Sketches, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY.
2006 Recent Paintings, Davis & Langdale, New York, NY Recent Paintings, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Recent Paintings, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY Brick Walk Books & Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
2002 Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
2001 Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
1999 Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
1994 Edward Hopper Landmark Preservation Foundation, Nyack, NY
2012 EXPO Chicago, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.
2010 Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL. Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY.
2009 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.
2005 Twenty-Five Treasures, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996-99 Holland and Wilson, Bedford, NY
1996-98 Hubert Gallery, NY
1994-96 Carlspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE