Gallery Showing, New Painting, and Springtime in the Desert

It’s been a very busy fall and winter since my last posting, but I’ll hopefully make up for it with this longer post. 2015 is starting out with wonderful news.

Beginning in December, 2014 three of my paintings were selected to be exhibited at a new gallery that opened in Carefree – The Gallery at el Pedregal. The gallery is sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League, and draws on a carefully curated set of works from that organization’s nearly 500 members. New works are continually available, and an entirely new exhibit is assembled every two months. The newest exhibit recently went on display early in March, and another three of my paintings were selected…I couldn’t be happier. Below, are the paintings that were selected for the two exhibits. Click on any of the paintings to show larger versions.

New Painting

I’ve just finished painting a beautiful Alaskan Lynx (see below). The painting has many, many fine pine needles that surround the Lynx, and I used my slanted brush and a script brush to provide the details. The painting is 16” x 20” and is on Museum Series Aquabord™, a textured, acid-free surface that retains vibrant colors with much more purity than traditional watercolor papers. A wonderful wildlife photographer named Geoff Newhouse kindly allowed me to use one of his photographs as a reference for the painting.


Springtime in the Desert

Last month I went to the World Wildlife Zoo which is located west of Phoenix. It is a wonderful setting that allows their animals room to roam. They have both a zoo and an aquarium, and it is a must-see if you’re interested in wildlife, but can’t afford to visit some of the more remote locations for wildlife in the world ( The main reason for my visit was to see their Cheetahs, and they didn’t disappoint. My husband, Tom, took many photographs while we were there, so look for some new Cheetah paintings in the near future! Click on any of the photos to show larger versions.

As I’ve mentioned in earlier postings, I live in a wonderful area of northeast Scottsdale, Arizona that is bordered by a lot of open desert. It’s a beautiful location for local wildlife, and every spring new flora and fauna are in abundance. So far this spring, I’ve seen gorgeous cactus flowers beginning to bloom, new doves fledging and perhaps the cutest of all is a new baby javelina just outside my studio window. Click on any of the photos to show larger versions.

Be sure to check back in a few weeks to see what’s new from the Mangelsdorf Studio, and I hope you enjoy your spring as much as I do mine.

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  1. kate hurley morton March 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    Fabulous renderings, Pam! Just stunning.
    Hope to see you soon!

  2. Linda Grasse-Murray March 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    This is really nice. I love your work. Congratulations on getting your pieces selected for a new show. You deserve it.

  3. Connie Biddinger March 22, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    How is it even possible that I could be friends with SUCH a talented woman. These paintings are marvelous! Makes me want to move to the desert. And me … I can’t even draw decent stickmen!

    And I love Schlim’s photos.

  4. holly haas March 23, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Congratulations on being selected to show at the Gallery at el Pedregal! So deserved….you are creating amazing work!
    Thanks for sharing with me!

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