Women of Vision: 2012 Pamela Peltzman, Before the Celebration at Hidden River Gallery
“My artwork is inspired by some time I spent in Africa doing a film there. I’m a makeup artist by trade. So after I got back from my year in Africa I decided to start looking into the tribes and how they painted their faces, these three are representative of Polynesian, Papua New Guinea, and the Omu tribes. I use my own creative license as well in decorating them.” Pamela Peltzman spent a year in Africa shooting two feature films.
Women of Vision: 2012 Pamela Peltzman, The Young Bride at Hidden River Gallery
“I got to work as a makeup artist on what possibly is the worst movie ever made called Alien From L.A. starring Kathy Ireland, the model.” DoN was incredulous, how could this be the worst movie ever? Visually it was beautiful and the makeup was fantastic, I must say.” Pamela said, laughing. “It is on DVD. It costs more to ship it than it does to buy it.” OK, DoN is not used to hearing himself laugh out loud on tape – transcribing this conversation is becoming painful. “It was worth it for going to Africa, visually we had a great production designer, costumes, makeup, the production designs were fantastic, so whatever, I don’t write them.” Pamela Peltzman is on IMDb and has a website www.pamelapeitzman.com. “I was on 50 or so features, a lot of work. I was in Los Angeles for twenty years. Now, I’m based in Philadelphia, my home town.”
Women of Vision: 2012 Pamela Peltzman at Hidden River Gallery
Women of Vision: 2012 at the Hidden River Art Gallery and Salon, 525 South 4th Street, Philadelphia hosted by Debra Leigh Scott through April 30, 2012.
DoN is posting stories about the other featured artists Laureen Acton, Barbara Gesshel, Madeline Bates, Lilliana Didovic and Maria Lourdes Soloman on coming DoNArTNeWs Philadelphia Art News Blog posts.
Read more about Women of Vision 2012 at Side Arts Philadelphia Art Blog
Photographs by DoN Brewer
Pamela Peltzman worked on some really cool movies: