Meet Pam Burton
the tender young age of 38, Pam Burton had finally given up trying to suppress
the dark fantasies running around in her little head, and, with the not-so-subtle
urging of artist friend Sandra Santara, decided to commit those images
to paper and canvas. Four years later, she has taken the BDSM and Science
Fiction communities by storm!
Pam was born October 1, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri to Geri and Forrest
Machold. By the age of two, she was already drawing very detailed copies
of pictures her father, a draftsman, drew for her. "I was always
bugging my Dad to draw me dinosaurs and horses!" By the age of ten,
she was learning anatomy form the "DeVincis of the pre-teens...Marvel
Comics." She also
received her first set of oils and went to town painting, of all things,
Disney cartoons and Greek Goddesses! Looking back, Pam remembers those
wonder years like they were yesterday... however, not much else was retained.
"Never, EVER, let your child sleep with closed windows and open
In 1982, Pam briefly attended community college for commercial art where
she quickly discovered how much she didn't want to be "that kind of artist."
Instead, she discovered the world of bartending and the service industry.
Today, after a twenty year sabbatical from art, her creative spark has
been re-kindled with dark fantasy and erotic themes with beautiful, sexy
women as her favorite subjects. Pam's style is primarily expressed through
oils, acrylics, and pencils, although she has been known to do some sculpting
from time to time.
Pam's work has won several awards in Science-Fiction and Fantasy art
shows, and can be found at such venues as BDSM and other Lifestyle conventions,
Pagan gatherings, Science-Fiction conventions, and medieval re-enactment
events. "I'll go practically any place where they won't censor my
she laughs. Her graphics have appeared in and on the covers of SageWoman
and Goodwitch Stories magazines, as well as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Her limited-edition prints are entirely self-published at this time.
Pam and her husband Phillip reside in their home in St. Louis, MO, with
their beloved labrador, Genny.