The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Pamela Ashton

Visual Artist
Website: P.A. Art Designs


Pamela Ashton is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina. She moved to Ohio in 1984. At the age of 8 is when she discovered her artistic talent. A self taught artist, she gets her inspiration from a wide range of subject matters such as, nature, social injustice, the people in her community, astronomy and ancient history. Her first group showing was at 83 Gallery when it first emerged in the basement of an abandoned townhome on the campus of Ohio State University in 2008 where she was a resident artist. Since then, she has shown in local art festivals including Summer Jam West at Westgate Park, Columbus Arts Festival (The Big Local Art Tent), ROY G BIV, 400 West Rich, 3060 Artworks (she was a featured artist of the month), Blockfort Gallery and a host of other galleries in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding states. Her art has been featured on a local PBS television show called Broad & High. You could find her portrait ( painted by local artist, Aaron Thomas ) on a mural called “Every Piece Is Important” at Donatos located inside the John Glen Columbus Airport. The mural is sponsored by The Greater Columbus Arts Council and Donatos. It was also featured on a local morning television show called Good Day Columbus. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio

Artist Statement

I am an eclectic artist. My styles can range from abstracts to landscapes. Each of my pieces are hand painted and original. My favorite mediums to use are acrylics, canvases, wooden panels and thin line paint brushes . Most of my paintings are bright in color because I find that the colors makes me feel happy. In some of my abstract pieces you will find detailed line work from thin to bold or straight to curvy.
-Pamela Ashton