“Through my lens, I want people to see, share in the art that is there in detail, and the light you see in people when one slows down to really see.” – Raye
Pamela Raye Fickes-Miller, or simply “Raye,” weaves together the threads of her artistic life from around the world to craft compelling photographs of everyday urban life. Born in Houston, Texas, her talent was recognized with a scholarship to the Houston Fine Arts School (Glassell School of Art at MFAH) and the chance to study watercolors with A. J. Schexnayder. Raye went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from the University of North Texas.
Raye taught at the Art Institute of Houston before becoming an expatriate. While living in Paris, Raye studied photography with her mentors: Meredith Mullins, a journalist, international fine-art photographer, and protégé of André Kertész, and Juan Manuel Abellán, a freelance fine art photographer who previously worked with Magnum Photos.
Raye’s art has been shaped by her life abroad. She has featured in several exhibitions in Paris, France and more recently and locally, in Colorado Springs. Many of her limited edition photographs are in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
Raye’s studio is located in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Currently, she is teaching photography at Bemis School of Art in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, located in Colorado College.
Raye, a licensed interior designer in the state of Texas since 1991, owned Portfolio Design for 15 years before becoming an expat.
1980: Art Institute of Houston
Present: Bemis School of Art at Colorado College
Story Telling Through the Lens
Fine Art Photography – Creating Your Personal Project
2018 – Solo Exhibition at Create Café, AT Manitou Art Center, Manitou Srpings
2018 – “Artist Call for Action” Juried exhibition at Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs, Co
2018 − “Pass Due” Juried exhibition at Littleton Museum Fine Arts Gallery, Littleton, Co.
2018 − Group Exhibition at Plaza of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, Co.
2017 − “Paris in the Spring’s” at Plaza of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, Co.
2016 – CINQ EN SEINE at Galerie Etienne de Causans, Paris, Fr.
2016 – Solo Exhibition at Heuïtres ET Salmons de Passy, Paris, France
2015 – Exposition of Five at Galerie Monod, Paris, France
2015 – Juried Exhibition at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, Co.
2014 – Juried Exhibition at Cheyenne Mountain Library, Colorado Springs, Co.