Piece description from the artist
The artist of this piece, Pam Rice, believes that painting, as an art form, should go beyond the reproduction of a photograph. The irregularities, brush strokes, and unique texture give the art a quality that cannot be achieved in photography.
Pam Rice knew from a very early age that she wanted to follow in her father's footsteps by becoming a designer. She decided to pursue a career in visual communications and majored in Advertising Design at "SAIC":http://www.saic.edu/ and Columbia.
True to her ambition, Rice is now an award-winning free-lance designer, but her 'fine art' is and always has been a deep and abiding passion. Pam has had works featured in numerous Chicago-area galleries, including three one-woman shows, and has also published two books about her artwork.
In addition, Pam regularly donates her time and resources to various non-profit groups. She was recently awarded with the Distinguished Service Award from the "Family Service of South Lake County":http://www.fsslc.org/ and has been honored for her service with many other deserving organizations.