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As an artist, it is my wish to celebrate our inner and outer worlds and our shared humanity.

-Pamela Sukhum

Learn about Pamela's inspiration in this PBS Special


Pamela Sukhum's paintings are characterized by rich colors, textures, and warm radiant energy. Her use of both broad sweeping lines and delicate intricate details give her work a depth and dimension truly unique in the art world. Pamela's art is fueled by spiritual and human connections forged during her journeys around the globe, from the monasteries of Tibet to the refugee camps of Africa.

Formerly a researcher in Cardiovascular Health and Electrophysiology, Pamela left the biomedical field in 2003 to pursue her true passion: Painting. With barely enough money in hand for the first month’s rent, she moved into her downtown Minneapolis studio space to begin her new journey. Years later, Pamela works from her studios in Colorado and Minneapolis. Her paintings are featured in prominent fine art galleries in North America, Canada, and Dubai, both reigniting the fire of seasoned art connoisseurs, and sparking a new generation of fine art collectors. Amongst other honors, she was awarded the prestigious Director’s Choice Award at ArtExpo New York.


Pamela’s corporate collections include Ernst and Young, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Novartis, Deloitte, and Clifford Chance Worldwide – Dubai. Pamela has added memorable painting performances to her repertoire including a recent painting performance to celebrate the Governors Mansion 100th Anniversary.

Sukhum, an avid traveler, has studied and deepened her creative spirit in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, The Hawaiian Islands, South America, and Africa. Through her “Beautiful Project”, Pamela has worked since 2006 with the United Nations and several other groups serving underprivileged children and communities in Africa, Europe, Central America, and the United States– helping them use art as a healing and self-empowering force in their lives.

Noteworthy Commentaries

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Anne Veh

The Daily Good, Modern Art Council of SFMOMA

Pamela Sukhum's warmth and openheartedness invites us all to find the artist within and to experience life and all its infinite possibilities on a path for beauty and truth

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Michael Schwarz

Art Curator and Professor, Integral Life International

Sukhum’s artworks are like waking dreams disclosing the never before having been seen.

Songs of a knowing silence, visual lyrics of shining care.


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Wendy DePaolis

Curator Art and Sculpture, Reedy Gallery, University of Minnnesota Arboretum

My mission at the Arboretum, to connect visitors more deeply to nature through art, is epitomized through Sukhum's work. Her canvases pull in the viewer, allowing them to become immersed and connected to nature in a wholly unique way.


Inside the Studio 2022
 an in depth interview with Pamela  

Process video  
watch a painting come to life

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