Art from the Soldier


“Art from the Soldier” is a series of ten portraits of veterans who are also practicing artists.
This series of paintings is the foundation of Pamela Wilde’s first curated exhibition, that will
also feature, the art work of these fine patriots.

Pamela Wilde is best known for, “Portraits from Havre De Grace” 2019. One hundred-twenty
portraits were created in live sessions and over the course of twelve months. Later exhibited in
Havre De Grace Maryland, the World Trade Center Baltimore and Maryland Hall Annapolis,

These portraits were created in open studio sessions that Pamela hosted at Gallery 220, in
support of the Havre De Grace Arts Collective. Pamela used a “Creativity Grant” from the
Maryland State Arts Council, in order to share her love of portrait painting.

Intending to shine a light on the artistic talents, of those who have served in the United States
Armed forces, Pamela reached out to her local community to engage veterans that were also
practicing artists and hired them to model for these sessions.

Pamela is proud to bring together these artists and veterans, and to share their talents in these
group exhibitions.

Each veteran will be sharing their unique talents, alongside these portraits. Their talents include
the performance arts, two and three dimensional works (2D/3D). We will explore how their
military service has influenced their art.

Pamela has a life long passion for portraiture and enjoys using her talents to engage with her
community. She currently serves on the board of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters
and is a member of the Portrait Society of America.

Kali Hinkel – UNITED STATES NAVY 2001-2005 – Performance artist
Michael David Hamilton – UNITED STATES MARINE CORP 1969-1971, Vietnam Veteran – 2D &
3D visual artist
CDR Christy Jenkins UNITED DATES NAVY (Retired) – Performance Artist
Michael Sweet UNITED STATES ARMY 1973 -1976 – 2D Visual Artists
COL. Larry Priebe (Retired) Maryland National Guard 1966-1988 – 2D Visual Artist
Craig Haupt UNITED DTATES ARMY 1968-1971 Vietnam Veteran – 2D Visual Artist
Clifton Santiago – UNITED STATES NAVY 1969-1973 – 3D Visual Artist
COL. Hal Long (Retired) UNITED STAES ARMY, Vietnam Veteran – 2D Visual artist
LTC. Scott Wilde (Retired) UNITED STAES ARMY – 3D Visual Artist
Heidi Huett UNITED STATES ARMY 1968-1990 – 2D Visual Artist

“Art from the Soldier”, is currently scheduled for group exhibitions at :
Ophelia’s Studio Gallery 251 Market Street York, PA. Sept 17 – Oct 18 OPENING
RECEPTION, Friday September 20

Gallery 220 220 N Washington Street Havre De Grace MD Oct 25- – Dec 8th OPENING
RECEPTION, Oct 25 6pm – Closing Reception December 8th 2pm

The Columbia Art Center 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD. Sept 2025 DATES TBD

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