I create human scale intimate catalytic color paintings. These expressionist gestural abstractions move rhythmically. Color, line, and texture range from delicate and soft to vigorous and exuberant. Dynamic cycles span from calm to explosive, containment to eruption. Vibrant resplendent colors in varying thick and thin paint reflect transformations from nature’s quiet to turbulence and catharsis. Inspiration is drawn from the grace and exaltation in dance, the drama and comedy of human emotion, and the contemplative qualities of the Pacific seascape.
Pamela Simon-Jensen‘s childhood was equally divided between Paris and Los Angeles. She took to painting at an early age, greatly influenced by Europe’s classical arts and LA’s contemporary culture. She was uniquely exposed to visual masterpieces through her family and grandfather Norton Simon’s art collection. She received her BA from Brown University and studied filmmaking at UCLA graduate film school. For independent expression Simon-Jensen returned to painting, evolving from figurative work to gestural abstraction. She serves as trustee of the Norton Simon Museum.
Pamela Simon-Jensen is based in Santa Monica.