Pam Talley Stoneburner has always loved horses and enjoyed capturing their beauty in portraits done in pastels, pencil and pen & ink sketches, oils, sculptures and now photography. Since graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Animal Science, Pam has specialized in creating life-like portraits of horses and other animals. Her originals and reproductions are displayed in homes across America and abroad. Breyer Animal Creations and Red Mill Manufacturing Company commissioned Pam to do original sculptures for their reproductions. Southern States Feeds and our local Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau have used Pam’s artwork for their feed bags.
Over the years, many t-shirt designs, greeting cards, magazine covers and decorative flags have featured the drawings and logos done by Pam. Pam’s photos and artwork have been published in Western Horseman Magazine, several books by Tom Moates and “Starting and Running Your Own Horse Business” by Mary A. McDonald.
In 1985 Rob and Pam rode horses to their wedding, and horses continue to be a part of their family today. Daughters Kelly and Melody ride and train young horses, compete in endurance rides and give riding lessons to beginners. Son Paul prefers deer hunting, but occasionally trail rides in the mountains with the family. Rob’s company, Virginia Frame Builders in Fishersville constructs quality horse barns and sells building supplies and fencing materials.
Pam also volunteers as an instructor for Ride With Pride Therapeutic Riding Program in Staunton and has coached the Augusta County 4-H Horse Judging Teams. With the children getting older, Pam now has a little more time to put into her artwork and photography.
Pam also teaches horseback riding lesson in addition to the rest of her art and photography. For anyone interested in the variety of services, contact Pam at Portrait@ntelos.net or 540.476.3246
To see more photos, feel free to check out Pam's Exposure Manager.