About the Artist

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Pamela Quarles-Adams

My dream to be a fine artist developed around age 10. The ability to become a full time fine artist came at around age 55! Life, family, art teaching, events and experiences fill up the biographical pages of the 45 years between the dream and its fruition.


Originally from Louisiana, but living in Colorado the last 16 years, I love traveling with my husband and experiencing life with my two grown sons. They encourage and support me in my art pursuits, yet love to keep me grounded.

A lifelong love of creatures great and small is evident in my drawings, paintings, photographs and mosaics. Consistently I have been told by fellow artists-in-the-know to “focus on only one art medium”. Not once have I followed that advice and consequently, I have at least three different art projects going on at any given time... diverse in subject matter, different art mediums and each requiring a unique mindset to complete.


Though I was a photography major, lover of stained glass and mosaics, teacher of drawing and painting and currently an accomplished pet portraitist...I really don’t have a favorite medium. Having taught visual art to thousands of children and adults over 14 years publicly and 20+ years privately has given me an insatiable thirst for the world of fine art as well as art history.


I am truly counting my blessings that my dream has become my reality! And still avoiding focus....

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Working in my home art studio.


I also have studio #133 at

Cottonwood Center for the Arts 

427 E. Colorado Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Cell: (719) 244-8202