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Last Page - Pamela Winkler: “I want people to start seeing how beautiful and interesting everyday objects can be.”
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Emerging, pastel on sandpaper, 20" x 20"  By Pamela Winkler, Asheville

Whether a rusty mop bucket or classic car with chrome detailing, pastel artist Pamela Winkler finds beauty in the colors, textures, and sculptural quality of mundane objects. An architect-turned-painter, Winkler used the 2008 recession as a reason to shift gears and learn more about art before eventually turning it into a career. She now paints full-time in her Asheville studio, where she continues to grow her collection of hard and soft pastel works, featuring both brand new and aging man-made objects. Winkler created Emerging, which depicts an old car transitioning from a sketch to completion, after a trip to Cuba. She says the word “emerging” captures not only the object’s evolution from a flat sketch to an image rich in highlights, shadows, and depth, but also Cuba’s growing ties with America and her development as an artist. Find more of Winkler’s work at Warehouse Studios and Woolworth Walk in Asheville.