Illustration

Have fun exploring my illustrations! Selected pieces represent works created from 1976 through 2006.

 

As an illustrator, I was trained to master many different styles and media. You will see work in acrylics, luma dyes, ink, mixed media, watercolor, pastels, oils, woodcut, etchings, and prisma pencil. Styles range from photo realism to abstraction and techniques include pointillism, airbrush, atomizing, drawing, and aquatint.

Now, I paint exclusively with acrylics on canvas.

 

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© 2014 Pamela Kirkham   Kirkham Fine Arts   Bridgman, MI 49106

Ali's Solitude
Ali's Solitude

Permanent Collection of Amy Symons Russell, Denver, CO Original 24" x 18" acrylic painting that is composed of `thousands of 1/16" diameter pre-mixed painted dots. Sorry, this piece is not available for sale.

Sunflower & Grandfather Che' Bear
Sunflower & Grandfather Che' Bear

Permanent Collection of Sharon French, St. George, UT Original 18" x 24" Pastel. Grandfather Che' Bear is showing Sunflower how he can fix a tear in her moccasin. Sunflower, Sharon's granddaughter was in the play, "Anasazi, the Ancient Ones" with me but the man was in the play before I lived there. I draped him with a grizzly cape and later found out that he wore a cape like that in the play.

Survivor of Days Gone By
Survivor of Days Gone By

Original 29 1/2" x 25" (framed size) acrylic painting of an old windmill in Texas…not many of these aermotors left standing. Note the bullet holes in the fan blades. Original is available and framed with a high quality distressed 2 1/2" brown wooden frame with a 2" maroon mat and a 1/4" gray inner mat. Limited edition (500) prints available for $125 each. Signed & numbered. Price does not include S&H. Please email from my CONTACT page by clicking on the link below.

Gift from Father Sky
Gift from Father Sky

Original 24"x 18" pastel of a friend of mine who was a fellow actor in the outdoor summer musical, "Anasazi, The Ancient Ones". His father was murdered back in the early 70's, so I feel that his father is his gift from Father Sky. Read about him in the best selling book entitled, "The Broken Circle". Original available. Framed size is 27"x 21"and features a barn wood frame with a 1 3/8" white outer mat, 1/4"brown and 1/4" silver inner mat. Please click the link below to acquire this original.

Dream Dancer
Dream Dancer

Original Watercolor/pencil - framed size is 23"x 28". Great piece for a girl's room. Available with a 1-3/4"white antiqued, hand carved wooden frame with 2" gray outer mat and 1/4" white inner mat. Click on the link below to go to my CONTACT page to acquire this painting.

The Dream
The Dream

Original 19" x 13.5" Oil painting that illustrates the moment between being asleep (below) and waking up (above). Signed with my maiden name…this is an oldie, but goodie. Original is available. Please click the link below to acquire this original.

Serpent
Serpent

Permanent Collection of Pamela Kirkham This 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" original acrylic painting was my first attempt at painting photo-realistically for a rendering class at KCAD. It is based on a photograph for a Soligor lenses ad. I've been unable to recover the name of the photographer. If you're out there, please contact me and let me know who you are. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.

Roustabout
Roustabout

Permanent Collection of Ara & Michael Ashburne, Stevensville, MI Original 8" x 10" Prisma Pencil. "Roustabout" captures the playfulness of two young foxes.

North Pier
North Pier

Permanent Collection of Matthew Reck, D.D.S, F.A.G.D of Chickaming Dental in Sawyer, MI. Lighthouse in St. Joseph, MI on a stormy day.

Little Flower
Little Flower

Permanent Collection - Virginia Villareal, The Woodlands, TX Original 11"x15" Watercolor painting on Aquarius paper that is no longer manufactured due to fiberglas fibers in the paper. Sorry...this piece has been sold.

Tiger Lady
Tiger Lady

Original ~18" x 24" Mixed Media. This is an experimental piece that combines many techniques and media. The Tiger Lady is hand painted with Luma Dyes on Aquarius paper, a fiberglas paper that is no longer made. Background is airbrushed with acrylics and trees are hand painted with Luma Dyes on illustration board. Bottom foreground is painted with enamels on watercolor paper and glued on as is the Tiger Lady. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.

Force of Spiritual Freedom
Force of Spiritual Freedom

Permanent Collection of San Juan Regional Hospital Cancer Center, Farmington, New Mexico. Original 21" x 36" Watercolor/pencil that I donated to the Cancer Center in the hope that it would give patients the courage to face their future difficulties. You can purchase this image printed on many different products including totes, fine art prints, coffee cups, apparel, & phone covers, to name just a few. Click on the link to see more.

Over the Rainbow I
Over the Rainbow I

Permanent Collection of Russell Kirkham, Rifle, Colorado Original 15.5" x 12" Mixed Media illustrating Judy Garland's struggles with drugs and alcohol. Acrylic with ink pointillism. Sorry, this piece is sold.

Iris
Iris

Permanent Collection of Private Collector, Galveston Island, TX Original 9"x7" Watercolor Painting Sorry, this original is not available for sale.

Born of the Sea
Born of the Sea

Permanent Collection of Pamela Kirkham This 13" x 15 1/2" original acrylic painting was my second attempt at painting photo-realistically for a rendering class at KCAD. It is based on a photograph by a National Geographic photographer whose name I've been unable to recover. If you're out there, please contact me and let me know who you are. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.

Evening Fantasy
Evening Fantasy

Original 23"x18" Woodcut print (very limited edition of 10 - this print is 1/10) on rice paper. Would consider selling image as an illustration or as an original print. Please contact me if interested for pricing by clicking the link below.

Elvis
Elvis

Permanent Collection of Private Collector, Farmington, NM Original 10" x 8" Watercolor/pencil of Elvis as he appeared in later years. Sorry, this piece has been sold.

Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret

Original 12" x 18" Luma Dye painting. These beautiful creatures are all over southern Texas Sorry, this piece is not available for sale.

The Gazer
The Gazer

Permanent Collection of the Artist - prints available Original 20"x 17" Aquatint Etching signed with my maiden name, Symons, and is print # 2/4. Still have the plate and would print more, but will be signed Kirkham. Edition will never exceed more than 25 total. Certificate of Authenticity included.

Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights

Permanent Collection of the Artist. This is an illustration idea for a book jacket done while I was attending Kendall College of Art & Design. Signed with my maiden name, Symons. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.

Kalina
Kalina

Permanent Collection of Jennifer Webb, Norman, OK Original 8"x 10" Prisma Pencil portrait of Kalina with sunflowers in the Oklahoma landscape. Sorry...this piece has been sold.

Ancient One Montage
Ancient One Montage

This illustration combines an original Watercolor/pencil from the Permanent Collection of Nancy Stockstill Cervi, Roggen, CO and part of a mural in the Permanent Collection of Robert Jacquez, Aztec, NM with lettering added. This illustration is available. Please email me with an offer if interested from my CONTACT page by clicking the link below.

Destiny of the Mechanized Society
Destiny of the Mechanized Society

Permanent Collection of unknown merchant marine (if you're the owner, please contact me) Original ~15" x 20"gouache painting. This thought provoking piece was created for a school project final and I had not slept for 36 hours. A merchant marine bought it from me at the Galveston Strand Art Fair and told me he would hang it over his bed on the ship. Always wondered if this piece had a part in the concept of the "Terminator" movies.

Kitty Krisis
Kitty Krisis

Permanent Collection of Belinda Swope, Aztec, NM Original 12" x 16" Prisma Pencil. "Kitty Krisis" is one of several illustrations created for a book about a modern day tooth fairy that Belinda wrote. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.

Godfather
Godfather

Original 11" x 9" Watercolor/pencil of Marlon Brando as he appeared in "The Godfather." This piece is available with a simple brown wooden frame with black inner detail. Please click the link below to acquire this original.

Brando
Brando

Original 11" x 9" Watercolor/pencil of Marlon Brando as he appeared in the movie, "Last Tango in Paris". "Brando" is available with a simple Walnut frame with black inner detail. Please click the link below to acquire this image.

Caballero
Caballero

Permanent Collection of Kristie Laughlin, Austin, TX Original 9" x 11" Watercolor/pencil original of Marlon Brando as he appeared in the movie, "The Appaloosa". Sorry, this piece is not for sale.