pam andelin • Village Galleries Maui


Pamela Andelin, considered one of Hawaii’s finest plein aire artists, was born in Hawaii and has been painting the islands for over 25 years. Her career started while she was living on the island of Lanai where her father, artist Emerson Andelin, would take her with him as he painted on location. Emerson, famous for his beautiful art deco murals painted for the old theaters of Hawaii, was a great influence on Pam. “I learned a lot from my father,” she says. “Our home was always artistically put together, the art environment was all around me. I grew up with interesting composition and creativity everywhere.”

Pam now divides her time between her family home in Kaimuki and a little house high up on Maui’s Mt. Haleakala in Keokea. Pam works mostly in oils, but occasionally works with watercolor and monoprints. Her depictions of Hawaii’s landscapes, street scenes and people are known for their vibrant color, splashes of spontaneity and island-impressionistic style. All of her paintings are done on location. Her subjects include the pineapple fields of Kapalua, the streets of Chinatown in Honolulu and the luscious flower garden of her friend, Herbert Shim.

Lynn Shue, owner/director Village Galleries…
“Just give Pam a beautiful day and you will find her depicting the cascading pineapple fields or majestic mountains in her unique tapestry of color.”