Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pamela Gallegos Interview by Kess InHouse

Indulge your cultural senses with Pamela Gallegos!

by Kess InHouse



Pamela Gallegos, formally Pom Graphic Design has used her indulgent sense of travel & adventure to create the beautiful artwork we are proud to carry at Kess Inhouse. From a young age, she started with doodles and eventually progressed into aztec, ethnic, and even native motifs. Pamela has been inspired by different cultures like the Inca culture. This totally makes sense as her artwork is beautifully crafted and inspiring! We thought today of all days would be the perfect day to give you the background story on our beautiful artist Pamela. Why, you may ask? Today is Pamela's birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAMELA! After being born and raised in Peru and relocating to the US, Pamela truly has a sense for many different cultures, patterns, and colors!

We feel privileged to be feature Pamela on all of our product line and to have had her take time from her busy artistic schedule to answer some Q&A's that I'm sure all of her fans and our KESS fans are dying to read!

http://kessinhouse.com/pages/pom-graphic-design
KIH:  What is your first memory as an artist? 
PG: Probably since high school when I was day dreaming and doodling in any piece of paper, chair, table or object I found. Going further on explaining a little bit more about myself I have always had this traveling sense of adventure in me from the time that I was old enough to travel by myself and in the company of good friends. I decided to move to the states because I felt like I needed more to grow personally. I have always been very interested in learning more about different cultures and different ways of living life. Both have always intrigued me. I took the big step of leaving my country and family at the age of 19. It was not so difficult going by myself; actually that was the adventurous part. The hardest part was leaving my family. Once I got to the US I worked non-stop for one year, entered college and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Since then I have been passionately pursuing my career as an artist.

KIH:  What is your creative process? 
PG: I create my art with rapidograph, pencil, oil, acrylics, markers and colors.
In my art I communicate life, energy and forces of nature in its abstract form. You can see many organic and geometrical multicolor or black and white shapes in each piece, with tribal, Aztec, ethnic and native motifs as well.
I also get my inspiration from different cultures and art movements. For example, some of my work has certain influence from my Inca culture, and native icons. These influences are not only from nature elements, but from animal elements as well. My art also has some Egyptian influences. An art movement that inspires some of my work is Art Nouveau, especially the organic shapes and fluidity that you will observe in my art.

KIH: What was your first medium? 
PG: oils & canvas

KIH: What is your favorite medium? 
PG: Rapidograph & bristol paper

KIH: What is your favorite color right now? 
PG: turquoise always

KIH: What common threads do you find show up in your work? 
PG: Usually abstract representations of nature; the sun, the moon, spirals, rain, fire, river, wind, tribal motifs, geometric and organic shapes as well.
And all of those elements happen to be with me in my art because at a very young age I started to feel a very strong connection with the spiritual world, and started to listen to my body and the energy that flows in it. It made me discover many things about people, the whole universe and myself.
I have many theories about life, and the path of self- discovery. Nature is my life, the harmony that can be created in each sense, each smell, each sensation, the cycle of life, the wind, rain, trees, the moon, Mother Earth is the maximum expression of my inner soul and life where I can find my inner balance whilst interacting harmoniously with all the elements and forces of life, while at the same time experimenting a feeling of unity with it all.

 KIH: Where do you do most of your work? 
 PG:In my small studio at this place called hogar ♥
http://kessinhouse.com/pages/pom-graphic-design




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Copyright © 2013 Pom Graphic Design  


Monday, November 25, 2013

"Whimsical Lion" Artist of the Week Showcase

Hi Everyone!

I am happy to announce that my "Whimsical Lion" design will be available exclusively for 1 week only (ending the 1st of Dec.) at +Mister Dress-Up in the
as beautiful T-shirt Designs! 

Click on the photo if you would like to purchase this limited T-Shirt Edition

http://www.misterdressup.com/collections/weekly-featured/products/pamela-gallegos

http://www.misterdressup.com/collections/weekly-featured/products/pamela-gallegos


They use 100% cotton, adjusted models made by companies ethically responsible. Their prints are all made in their workshop in Montreal with eco-friendly water-based inks.

 

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Copyright © 2013 Pom Graphic Design  

Friday, November 8, 2013

Society6 Tote Bags + Pom Graphic Design

Hi everyone! I got another all over embedded +Society6 tote bag in the mail and it's striking! The colors are bold and bright just like my artwork is in real life! Excited to start using this around!

You can find it here:
 

http://society6.com/pomgraphicdesign/Whimsical-Elephant-z2F_Bag#26=197

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Copyright © 2013 Pom Graphic Design  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Check out this lovely feature about my work and myself

by Attire Club Fraquoh and Franchomme | Men's Style, Fashion And Lifestyle


In Her Own Words: Artist Pamela Gallegos

 We invited a series of designers, artists and outstanding bloggers to write about their vision, work and inspiration and created a new category on Attire Club called “In Their Own Words”. Each week a new person takes the stand and discusses beauty and creativity from their perspective.

Pamela Gallegos is a fantastic visual artist whose works catch your eye the moment you see them. The fabulous colors, textures and shapes she uses speak about a wonderful world, a world in which cultures and dreams mix. Her works appear to us as tangible dreams and are characterized by a certain sensibility. We asked Pamela to write about her work and inspiration and to our joy she agreed. In this article, written exclusively for Attire Club, she discusses her background in Peru, how she became an artist and where she finds the things she ends up expressing in her creations.
Her designs do not serve the sole purpose to be displayed on a wall, she uses them as prints for practical objects as well. By looking at her designs, we can learn that the arts do not live separate but meet in a confluence of beauty and style.

Here’s what she wrote:

My World, My Mind, My Inner Soul

I was born in Miami, Florida then moved back to Lima, Peru when I was 5 years old. I went to school in Peru and lived there until I was 19 years old. At that time I decided to move to the United States seeking more independence and adventure. I do remember that from a very young age I have always enjoyed doodling and being in the presence of nature and family.

Living in a country with such a rich culture is where it all began. I had this desire for travel and adventure since I was very little, and once I set foot in my first mystical trip, I started to feel the connection between the harmony in nature and the art within it, so then is when I decided to manifest it in my work. I communicate my art through oil & acrylic paintings, drawings in pencil or rapidograph, and in 2003 I took the step to take it digital as I achieved my career as a Graphic Designer in the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

My art focuses on natural elements in all its force. You can see many organic and geometrical shapes in each piece. I communicate life, energy and forces of nature through my art. I chose to paint in oils and acrylics and do illustrations in pencil, charcoal and rapidograph pen.

I also get my inspiration from different cultures and art movements. For example, some of my work has certain influence from my Inca culture, and native icons. These influences are not only from nature elements, but from animal elements as well. My art also has some Egyptian influences. An art movement that inspires some of my work is Art Nouveau, especially the organic shapes and fluidity that you will observe in my art.

Pamela Gallegos
Pom Graphic Design




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Monday, October 7, 2013

Flip Flops! Now available in my Cafepress store

These cool flip flops will knock your socks off! Variety of my designs to choose from!

Check out my Cafepress store for these and more products!

Including  Aztec | Tribal | Native | Nature | Organic | Geometric | Multicolor | Floral Patterns!


Waterproof thong flip flops are perfect for the beach, around the house or to the mall. For an endless summer of fun on your feet, slip on a pair of personalized flip flops from CafePress. 

Copyright © 2013 Pom Graphic Design 

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Help Save the Earth, Use these lovely Tote Bags!

NEW! Beautiful, stylish all over embedded printed Tote Bags with my designs by Society6! 

For grocery shopping, books & more!


Tote Bags are hand sewn in America using durable, yet lightweight, poly poplin fabric. All seams and stress points are double stitched for durability. They are washable, feature original artwork on both sides and a sturdy 1" wide cotton webbing strap for comfortably carrying over your shoulder.


Copyright © 2013 Pom Graphic Design 

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

BEAUTIFUL STATIONERY!

Hi everyone! I just finished setting up my Cafepress Store! Will still continue to upload more products soon (flip flops, clutch purses, rugs) but for now you can check out these beautiful and stylish notebooks!

You can use them for sketching, doodling, creative writing, to write down important stuff - to-do lists, recipes, addresses & more!

It has 160 pages and 4 paper options-- blank, dot grid, lined college rule, or task, it measures 5" x 8", a handy on-the-go size to fit in your bag.



Copyright © 2013 Pom Graphic Design 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

 Pom Graphic Design Art Prints @ +Curioos 

Hi Everyone! I am probably a little late with this post, but better late than never! 
Since May 2013 You can find 7 of my Art Prints at Curioos!
(The digital Art factory full of great designs from artists around the world)

Stay tuned for more exciting updates coming soon!


Tribal Evolution Art print $25


Dreamy Tribal Art print $25


Leaves From Paradise Art print $25


Sea Waves Art print $25

Giclee art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Bright White
310 gsm ∴ 100% Cotton ∴ bright white
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Illustration process for Emperor Tribal Lion

My Lion Illustration step by step!

For this artwork I will be showing my process series for my lion abstract and tribal illustration!

First I start by sketching out the outline of my artwork. Once I have that done I just let my imagination take its course. I do not research online or on other images for inspiration, its better for me to just let my hand follow what my mind and soul has to say :)


My process takes time, patience and dedication. I carefully illustrate all my tiny details one by one until I fill each section of my lion template.

Below you can see all the series plus the finished one in black and white.


I then scanned it and moved onto Photoshop for color addition.
I clean up the design a bit, and then add color to each design element one at a time. Takes time, but its fun for me to do! 

Below is finished image plus other additional versions for my "Emperor Tribal Lion"




You can find products and more on my Etsy and Society6 Shop!



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Poster Prints GIVEAWAY!

As promised, HAPPY GIVEAWAY to celebrate my 1,000 followers on my Facebook page!
 

Please share this post and in the comments, post the number of the artwork you would like from the photo below or choose a different one from my store:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PomGraphicDesign

I will choose 2 winners (1 print each 8"x10" size) from all the ones who share this post. Ends Sunday July 14th.
(Please share my post on My Facebook page on your wall)
 Thank you all for your support and encouragement I really appreciate it