Pam Ackley was born and raised in New York City.


She received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University.


In September 2006, Pam began her artistic journey by studying at Silvermine School of Art where she worked for 8 years studying still life with Kirill Doran.


Pam was also classically trained through independent study in the academic tradition. Her curriculum  was furnished from instructors Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal and Hege Elizabeth Haugen  of the Florence Academy of Art. 


2010- Present
Pam is co-founder and model coordinator for the New Street Guild of Artists in Wilton, CT. NSGA is a  private Guild of representational women artists who paint/draw the model from life twice weekly, year-round.

2017- Present

Pam also co-founded North Light Studio in Bridgeport, CT where she works independently.


Pam has had several solo and group shows in Connecticut including Wilton, Greenwich, Norwalk, Stamford, Darien, Ridgefield and New Canaan.
Her work is in numerous private collections.


Pam Ackley is represented by the Silvermine Art Guild in New Canaan and

the Geary Gallery in Darien.