About Pamela Sue

Pamela Sue Artist Bio

Warm greetings! My name is Pamela Sue and I am the artist, designer and creative entrepreneur behind Pamela Sue Art & Designs, and frequent maker and baker, too! Read a little bit more about me below and then take a look around my website, and let me know if you have any questions or requests.

Pam enjoying a visit with Santa's reindeer!

My mission is to create cheerful artwork and designs that celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature and light up lives with my art. I am inspired by nature, gardening, vintage craftsmanship, travel, historic buildings and being outdoors. 

Explore my collection of prints and cards, hand-pressed relief prints and cards, framed mini prints and hand painted art tiles. In addition, explore my collection of floral prints, pillows & tote bags with my artwork too.

Currently, I am building a portfolio of Christmas artwork and have just a few pieces. Over the coming year, I will be working on additional Christmas artwork and plan to add the new collection this fall. Join my newsletter to be the first to hear when I have added new artwork and collections.

Vintage Santa Letters, designed by Pamela Sue as well as Holiday Bundle packs will be available seasonally, each fall.

Our Holiday Bundle packs include a Santa Letter + sweet Embroidery Critter Kit and the deadline to order is November 30. Check out our beautiful birch ornaments and handmade Eskimo and Angel Ornaments, available seasonally too.

In addition to Santa Letter bundles and Artwork, shop from a selection of fine Alaska gifts, earrings, log cabin kits and more, for your loved ones or yourself. 

Quality is important to me! My artwork is produced, hand painted, hand-pressed, or printed using the highest quality materials available and sustainable materials when possible. Shop with confidence and rest assure your gift will be treasured, and bring joy and light into your loved ones lives or your life. Additionally, I belong to the Made in Alaska program, Alaska's state sponsored program.

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Alaska Women Speak Journal
I'm very excited to announce, my artwork was chosen to be featured in the Alaska Women Speak Winter 2024 journal. This is my second time being chosen for their publication and I am truly grateful for this opportunity to share my artwork with the writers, friends, the art community and fellow Alaskans.. The new issues will be available at local bookstores throughout Alaska.

64th Parallel Juried Exhibition Show
In October 2022, my artwork, "Love Carrots," shown below, was chosen to be in the 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition Show at the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks! A month later, I participated in a "Limited Edition" art show at the Bear Gallery where happy collectors bought my Muskox relief prints and Northern Nights framed mini prints. All artwork submitted was required to be under 12' x 12" in size!


My artwork (shown below) was chosen to be featured on the cover of "Alaska Women Speak" in the Winter 2022 issue, a literary journal published quarterly in Alaska. This journal also featured my hand painted "Northern Nights Alaska Art Tile" and a beautiful Arctic winter landscape photo I captured, inside the journal. It was an honor to have been chosen for this wonderful Alaska publication. 

I love being in nature and spent most of my childhood outdoors. Summers were the best -- running barefoot through the grass, swimming and tubing in the nearby rivers, and sleeping under the stars at night with friends. 

Since I was a young girl I have loved creating things and have enjoyed exploring many mediums. From creating leather goods and sewn apparel to explorations in macramé, pottery and printmaking.

In college, I took coursework in business and entrepreneurship, studied graphic design and web design, and discovered the world of digital art. After graduation, I founded my company, Santa’s Letters and Gifts, and designed and built my company’s first website. It was fun to design the Santa Letter stationery for my company and the fun gift packages for kids, as well as our birchbark gift tags, ornament tags, in-house designs, marketing materials and more.

Fast forward to 2024. In late 2023, after 21 years, I closed Santa's Letters and Gifts to move forward with my dream to be an artist and start my new art business and journey. My former company was a huge source of inspiration, creativity, and connections with many wonderful customers and friends, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity to have these amazing connections and experiences.

Today, I am exploring different mediums including learning surface pattern design while I continue  painting and printmaking. The outdoors has been the biggest inspiration for creating my artwork and I am grateful to live in Alaska where there are so many beautiful landscapes, wild flora and fauna, and our lovely garden and flowers.

In closing, my mission is to create cheerful artwork and designs that celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature (and life). Thank you for visiting my store and I look forward to connecting with you.