With a passionate and well-crafted line, Pamela Carvajal Drapala paints faces. She depicts the wholeness of a person’s being through a careful study of that person’s life, as well as his or her anatomical features. Her paintings portray a dignified ethnicity in her subjects. Before painting a person, she conducts thorough research into the person’s country, customs and costume. Through this investigation she accentuates the individuality and fullness of her subjects. Her portraits are a collection of multi-cultural identities. At times, however, she works completely from intuition, letting her portraits take shape from her subconscious. In these instances, her work may resemble old acquaintances or lost loved ones. Since childhood in the Southwest, Drapala has studied painting with a concentration in portraiture. As a constant creative spirit, she also writes poetry. She currently lives and works in the Southwest, where her work has been sold in the Yuma Fine Arts Auction. In addition, her work has been commissioned by individuals across the U.S.