Pam Borrelli

pam-borrelli-sfwaPam Borrelli, a San Francisco-based photographer, has been creating photographic images throughout her life, a passion she first discovered in childhood. Pam grew up in nearby Concord, surrounded by horses, meadows and nature. After moving to San Francisco, she embarked on a formal study of photography, which led to a fortuitous meeting with Ruth Bernhard, the acclaimed photographer, who became Pam’s mentor and encouraged her to pursue a commitment to photography. Pam attended the San Francisco Art Institute and later earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, expanding and deepening her awareness, sharpening the desire to express herself artistically through photography.

Pam’s career has also included serving as the Health Services Manager of San Mateo County where she administered the Adult Protective Services and In-Home Supportive Services Programs for many years.

“My photography focuses on the interplay of reality and imagination. My goal is to capture a glimpse of that which often surrounds us but which we can only vaguely sense and do not clearly see. After years of honing my skills in the traditional dark room, I have embraced the digital revolution in Photography and I am continually inspired by its creative applications. Of the various subjects I am drawn to, I’m especially aware of an essence in flora, finding both a unique materiality and an underlying universal presence. The cycle of seed to blossom to seed again is a profound metaphor of the powers that impel all life.”

Pam has participated in a number of juried exhibitions where she has won recognition and awards for her work, most recently from the Kellicut International Photo Show, CK Gallery, Orangeland Gallery, Coastal Arts League Gallery, Gallery Route One, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. Her floral images are featured in the
new book “Flowers in Art: Contemporary International Artists” to be published in January 2013. Pam’s art may be seen at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, founded in 1887, where she currently serves as the President of its Board of Directors.

Pam's website: borrelliportraits.com