I  create intuitively. I enjoy the excitement of creation, the thrill of the unknown.
I am inspired by my fantasies, dream world and subconscious. The San cave paintings, on the outskirts of my childhood town of Bulawayo, taught me the art of drawing daily experiences, fears and dreams. My mother loved texture and color, my father, early on, sold beautifully colorful fabrics and I grew up surrounded by a huge colorful garden, filled with jacarandas, gum trees flowers and brightly colored birds.

I love the spontaneity of watercolors, the depth of oils and the constant discovery and surprise of etchings.

Our Jerusalem garden, the hills around me and nature everywhere I go, inspire me.

The intensity of Jerusalem is ever present in my creativity.

  • 1948 Born in South Africa and grew up in Zimbabwe.
  • 1969 Graduated Bachelor of Arts Degree - History and English, University of Cape Town
  • 1971 Teachers' Certificate, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
  • 1973 Immigrated to Israel 
  • 1982-83 Painted at the Art Students League, New York
  • 1985 Member of Israel Association of Painters and Sculptors
  • 1991 Diplome D'Honneur Grand Prix International D'Arts Plastique, Nice, France
  • 2002 Official Artist of the EDTA Congress Copenhagen Denmark
  • 2009 Printed an Artist's Book of etchings - collection of Victoria and Albert Musum and the Israel Museum

Pamela Silver

Selected solo exhibitions

    2013 "The Horizon is Here" The Zaritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv
  • 2012 "I See You" The Art House Gallery Mevaseret, Jerusalem
  • 2009 "A Jerusalem Summer Evening" Sulegaaarden, Assens, Denmark
    "Cape Town how I love you and all your secrets" The Old Wine Cellar Gallery, Spier,
    Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 2008 "Sensing the other" The Jerusalem Art Centre
  • 2006 "Secret Symbols" Gallery Nora, Jerusalem
  • 2004 "Circles in the Sand" Artists' House Jerusalem
    "Circles in the Sand" Galleri am Park, Vienna
    "Circles of my Mind" Museu Da Agua Da Epal, Lisbon
  • 2003 "Images Fleeting Past", Khan Museum, Ashkelon
  • 2002 "Magical Dreams", Galleri Sct. Gertrud, Copenhagen
  • 2000 "Watercolor Diary" Gallery Saka, Tokyo
  • 1999 "Magic Earth" Leighton House Museum, London
  • "Watercolor Diary" Bet Gabriel on the Kinneret
  • 1998 "In Every Color There is Light", The Jerusalem Municipal Gallery
  • 1997 "Falling from the Stars" The Artists’ House, Jerusalem
  • 1995 "A Journey Home to Zimbabwe" Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv
    "A Journey Home to Zimbabwe" The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare
    "A Journey Home to Zimbabwe" The National Gallery in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • 1993 "The Sea" Jerusalem Theatre Gallery, Jerusalem
  • 1992 "Childhood memories" Nora Gallery, Jerusalem
  • 1991 "Faces in Nature" Alon Gallery, Boston
  • 1990 "Watercolors" Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 1988 "Pamela Silver" The Artists' House, Jerusalem
  • "Pamela Silver" The Ben Uri Gallery The London Jewish Museum of Art
  • 1984 "Faces from New York" Alon Gallery, Jerusalem

Selected group exhibition


  • 2015 The Original Print Show curated by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA  Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk UK
  • 2015 The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
  • 2015 Hundred Women Artists’ Artworks Exhibition Qingdao Womens' Artist Association China
  • 2015 The 13rd Sage of Calligraphy Cultural Festival, Linyi China
  • 2015 Red and Green International Female Art Exhibition, Ningbo Art and Cultural Cener, China
  • 2014 The 1st International Art Biennale, Qingdao, China
  • 2010 "1V National Drawing Biennale" The Jerusalem Print Workshop
  • 2008 "Olympic Fine Art Exhibition" Beijing
    "Surfaces Fractures" The Jerusalem Artists' House
    2007 "III National Drawing Biennale" The Jerusalem Artists' House,
    "VII Biennale of Aquarelle" Savremena Galerija, Serbia
    "Printmakers" Gallery Zeek, Jerusalem
    "Small Dimensions" Gallery Nora, Jerusalem
    2006 "Awakening" Wilfred Israel Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea
  • 2005 "Second Beijing International Art Biennale", Beijing;
    "100"Galleri Sulegaarden, Assens; Denmark
    "Print" Muzeum Miastro Ostrowa, Wielkopolskiego
    2004 "Riimfaxe" Round Tower, Copenhagen
  • 2003 "Israeli Contemporary" Robert Sandelson Gallery, London
    "Seven Artists in One Exhibition Season" Mabat Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 2002 "Jerusalem Lions" Street Exhibition
    "International Mini-Print Triennale" Tama University Art Museum, Tokyo
    "Freedom" Museum Hanita, Israel
    2001"Riimfaxe" Gallery M, Berlin
    "Riimfaxe", Gallery Gedok, Hamburg
    Museum Hanita, Israel
  • 2000 "30 x30", the Artists’ House, Jerusalem
    "Riimfaxe", Fyns Udstillingsbygning, Odense
  • 1999 "Sabinski Collection" the Opera House, Tel Aviv
  • 1998 "Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennale" Tama University Art Museum, Tokyo.
    "50 years to Israel" Galeria d’Art Zero, Bacelona
    "Watercolors" Galleri Sulegaarden, Assens, Denmark
  • 1997 "Osaka Triennial Print" 8th International Contemporary Art Competition, Osaka
    "Dialogue" Kesher International Plein Air, Manage, St. Petersburg
  • 1996 "Jerusalem - Moscow” 'Kesher' International Plein Air, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
    1995 "Spring Exhibition" Mabat Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 1991 "Grand Prix International d’arts Plastiques" Nice
    "Twelve Jerusalem Artists" Alexander Palace, London
     Tashmat", the Artists’ House, Jerusalem


Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museu Da Agua Da Epal, Lisbon; Tama Art Museum, Tokyo; National Gallery in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; The State Museum, Majdanek; The Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Danske Bank, Denmark; The Ben Uri Gallery -The London Jewish Museum of Art.


  • 2013 "The Horizon is Here" The Zaritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv
  • 2012 " I See You" Art House Gallery, Mevaseret, Jerusalem
  • 2009 "A Jerusalem Summer Evening" Sulegaaarden, Assens, Denmark
  • 2008 "Sensing the other" The Jerusalem Art Centre
  • 2006 "Secret Symbols", Nora Gallery, Jerusalem
  • 2003 "Monotypes", Khan Museum Ashkelon
  • 1995 "A Journey Home to Zimbabwe", Mabat Gallery Tel Aviv; The National Gallery of Zimbabwe