STUART, FL – Known local nature artist, former Martin County High School art teacher, brand design entrepreneur, and Ecotherapy doctoral candidate and author, Pamela Hoke, has partnered with the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, in Palm City, to help them raise the necessary funds to complete their new wildlife hospital and community center. Her years of volunteering and donating to local non-profits led to an invitation from one of TCWC’s most devoted sponsors and advocate, Melissa Cousins Corbett of The MilCor Group, for Hoke to consider incorporating her nature-centered art endeavors into helping the organization get to complete their 6 year long journey to re-build and re-open to the public. Since 2006, the center, displaced from their original property, has been servicing through a temporary wildlife hospital facility. Today, they are finally on the home stretch to achieving their goal of re-opening as Martin County’s primary wildlife rescue hospital, treasured wildlife sanctuary, and enhanced environmental education center. They are in need of approximately $2 million to complete construction and re-open on their new property.
Pamela Hoke is known for her unique approach of infusing bold color into her magnified, potent compositions, each naturally emitting a personality of their own while reflecting her personal emotional experience and love for her painting subjects. Her art, just like her own personality, radiates with a positive flow of expressive energy, and she sees her painting as a means to fully seize and express an emotional moment as she experiences it. She uniquely combines her artistic energy with a long professional brand development background and a unique ability to channel her creative energy into her writing and motivational presentations… natural art, with a passionate purpose.
Her love affair with her environment and life, combined with the confidence and freedom she experiences in the creative process is evident as each piece consistently places emphasis on the simple and provides a powerful, expressive window into her feeling of her subjects. Her viewers sense this freedom and passion due to her non-traditional approach of taking extreme creative liberties regarding color, light, shape, and contrast, and experience art that borders between surrealism and expressionism.
Her style is strong, as is her mission through her art and creative energy – to share her love of art and nature, motivate positive shifts for our environment and societal standards, and inspire others to embrace their own innate creative spirit.
Thank you for visiting, and enjoy! Please browse her gallery of select works, enjoy her art stories, and seize some inspiration within her online store for yourself or to inspire a loved one.
Please enjoy Pam's 2010 re-launch video, comment and share! This video was featured twice on World News site (www.wn.com) under Following passions section and recent Modern Art section. 2011 sequel to her passionate journey scheduled to be released late this fall.
To change the world, sometimes we have to fight the odds, no matter what the risks.
Pamela Hoke, Artist/Journalist
Note: I highly recommend listening to Eric Clapton's "Change the World" while reading if possible, or afterward - I promise it will make sense as you read, as this was the song I attached to my personal experience with Andre' and his portrait. Enjoy....
Here is my journey with Andre'...both a journey within my painting and continued emotional ride in finding balance with nature. It is also an experience that I place deep in my heart as the reminder as to why I'm so into creating these huge, larger than life portraits. Andre' and all the others, are to me, just that...larger than life.
Andre', a sub-adult male green sea turtle, estimated to be about 20 years old, was a patient at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, in Juno Beach, Florida, for 13 months. He was found near death last June of 2010. He suffered boat injuries that were so severe, his odds of surviving were very low. Despite these major adversities, LMC knew they had to do what they do best...everything possible to try to get this ready-to-mate male back to the ocean so he could make more "Andre's." He's one of those precious, 1 in a 1,000 sea turtles who made it this far in life...to a ripe mating age, that is.
In order to help those with little interaction with or study of sea turtles, I will answer the "1 in a 1,000 sea turtle" question; what happens to the other 999? Well, many things, but for the most part, as hard as it is for me personally to accept, is many of the babies that we joyfully watch head out to sea during hatching season down here in South Florida, are eaten. Yes, they are a major part of our ocean's food chain. Of course, there is a percentage of those that grow to be a couple of years old, and are subject to boat injuries and illnesses (caused by man-infused toxins in our oceans), and the one that really gets me - some ingest plastic bags that we humans use in massive quantities and carelessly some slip into the ocean and are mistaken by sea turtles as one of their favorite treats...jellyfish. So enough there, yet I hope it prompts one to continue research on the multitude of reasons a sub-adult male sea turtle is so important in the scheme of ocean health.
I had the priviledge of being a part of this journey along with tousands of others...