Pamela’s love affair with art began at a young age when a teacher noticed her creative flair and tasked her with injecting new life into the arts department at her grammar school, kickstarting what would be a lifelong passion for art.
Pamela began studying the arts in earnest at university, exploring different creative mediums including photography and print making whilst completing her major in painting and sculpture, before finding her niche in fine arts after being accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 1999. By 2003, Pamela had exhibited her work in a number of shows and had won several awards, including the prestigious Foster Hart Art Prize.
Her love of travel brings a blend of the contemporary and whimsical together in much of her work. The use of cultural references such stamps, prints and fabrics found on her travels gives Pamela’s work a depth and intensity drawn from her own personal experiences, and revealing an intimate story unique to each beholder.
Pamela’s artistic method has evolved into an Abstract Expressionist style articulated through several creative mediums. The diversity of the human personality is an inspiration shaping much of her work and through this, she has developed a technique of using layers of multimedia printed fabric sewn or painted onto canvas or imported upholstery fabric, giving the surface of her paintings a three-dimensional textural quality. Pamela says, “This effect helps to create more than one perception of my work, the viewer can see different images within the piece each time they look at it.”
In recent years, Pamela’s primary focus has been on raising her young family, however the intensity of motherhood has impacted her work in a profoundly positive way, and exciting new works are in progress. Pamela is continuing to focus on textural large-scale fine art paintings reflecting her passion for experimentation, and a new season of her life.