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About me

“I am drawn to man-made subject matter, probably from my years as an architect.  I enjoy exploring the form and texture of both shiny new and aging objects, often coming in for a close up view.  Dramatic lighting brings depth to the objects and a theatrical sense often at odds with the common nature of the subject.


My work starts with a photograph.  I always have a camera on hand to capture unexpected objects and compositions.  I crop the image on the computer to discover the most interesting and dramatic arrangement.  I use a variety of sanded papers, depending on my subject matter and both hard and soft pastels. ”

                                                                                                         -Pamela Winkler



Winkler graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with a BA in Art History and a Masters of Architecture.  She worked as a licensed architect in both Ohio and North Carolina.  She currently paints in her studio in Asheville, NC.



Pamela Winkler

Pastel Artist

Gallery Shows and Publications

Carolina Home + Garden Spring 2020

Thanks to the folks at Carolina Home + Garden for a great article on my art in their Spring 2020 edition.


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Pastel Journal May/June 2019

Happy to have an article published in this International magazine, titled Painting in Parts. "One artist finds solutions, creativity and meaning in her exploration of the polyptych."

Pastel Journal
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WNC Magazine



Excited to be featured on the Last Page on the May/June 2019 issue!

Woolworth Walk Solo Show

Woolworth Walk

25 Haywood Street

Asheville, NC 28801

April 1 - 30 ,  2019

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2018 NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition
Art Shop
3900-A West Market St.

Greensboro, NC 27407

Exhibition open May 11 - June 12, 2018

My painting "Bridge Beauty" won Award of Excellence

from juror Liz Haywood-Sullivan

2017 Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhibition

Burke Arts Council Jailhouse Gallery

115 E. Meeting Street

Morganton, NC 28655

Exhibition open Oct. 19 - Nov. 17, 2017

My painting "Unattached" won Honorable Mention

from juror Dawn Emerson


NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition
The Cornwell Center
2001 Selwyn Ave.

Charlotte, NC 28207

May 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017

I have two paintings juried into the annual NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition.  Hope you'll stop by if you are in the area, it is always a great exhibition.

I was awarded Best in Show for my painting "Coal Train", a very exciting experience!

WNC Woman Magazine



Excited to have my painting on the December 2016 cover of WNC Woman magazine!

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