Photo credit: Peg McCarthy

Pamela began painting in her forties after leaving a career in dance, her previous career informing her love of the human body, movement and dramatic lighting which sometimes shows up in her paintings. Once that particular creative door was opened, she couldn’t paint fast enough to express all the ideas that seem to have been bottled up inside her for decades. She has tackled many subjects and is fearless when it comes to creative challenges.

Her eclectic acrylic paintings have strong colours, striking images and vary widely in subject matter, exploring movement vs stillness, light vs shadow, excitement vs calm. He art invites the viewer to pause and reflect. And sometimes to smile.

She has had solo exhibitions in Cobourg and Port Perry. Her paintings have been accepted into many juried shows at the Art Gallery of Northumberland in Cobourg, the Russell Gallery in Kingston and the Visual Arts Centre in Bowmanville where she won awards for Best Painting twice. She has been a guest artist at Gallery 121 in Belleville and was an original member of the Journey Through the Arts Gallery in Port Hope. Since opening The Tate Gallery in 2010, she has shown not only her own work but featured the work of more than twenty other artists.

A resident of Port Hope, 100km east of Toronto, since 2001 Pamela’s paintings can be found in private collections across Canada as well as in the United States, Mexico, England and Switzerland.