ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pam's career has spanned a variety of mediums, designs, and creative concepts. She has created contemporary and eclectic interior designs ranging from elegant condominiums at The Intercontinental Residences Boston to community-focused work for the Essex Art Center and Our House Lawrence.
Pam received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art with post-graduate work at RISD, New Hampshire Institute of Art, and Kendall Center for the Arts. She works out of her studio in North Andover, Massachusetts.
*** Current *** April 5 - 27, 2019 Newburyport Art Association Spring Member Show
17th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA 2014
Community of Artists, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA 2013
16th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA 2013
Contemporary Art, Provident Bank, Amesbury, MA 2013
15th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newbuyport , MA 2012
Spring Open Members show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA 2012
Surfaces Juried Show, Stovefactory Gallery, Charlestown, MA 2012
Winter Juried Members II, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA 2012
New Paint, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA 2010
Art and About, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA 2009
Solo Exhibit, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, North Andover MA 2009
2nd Prize: Off the Wall, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA 2012
My background in design helps to inform all of my work. The principles of design (balance, unity, harmony, contrast, emphasis, scale, and rhythm) and elements of design (point, line, plane, texture, and color) combine together to give my art substance.
My canvases and panels blend contemporary design with vinegar paint, a late 18th century, American technique of combining artists’ pigments and apple cider vinegar with dish soap or sugar. I discovered this form of painting when studying decorative finishes, and it took hold of my imagination.
Vinegar paint provides a phenomenal degree of detail and precision. Intricate, sharp lines and patterns pop from the pigment, creating the optical illusion of depth. These patterns maintain a curious originality that is deepened by texture and the illusions of movement through out my art. These thoughtful juxtapositions work symbiotically to create a peaceful complexity. I pull from the macro view of the cosmos to the microbiology imagery in nature.
My work almost always starts from the smallest element to the largest. I’m passionate about the way this process allows the work to unfold as a meditation; shapes first emerge from a colored pencil sketch then continue to evolve through this exploratory paint process. As the vinegar dries the only thing left on the panels is the pigment. There is no suspension matter to interfere with the pigment. There is nothing between the viewer, the textures and the colors. The final works, with their intricate detail, organic or geometric shapes, and rich tones, recall life’s impressions, experiences, and relationships. My most recent panels have been a conscious connectedness to the spiritual process of meditation and the creation of art.