Pamela’s contemporary landscapes are narratives embedded with stories, maps, symbols and homes, especially from her own backyard of Brisbane. Pamela is a Brisbane born artist, and she celebrates the joy of those places around her… her city with its forever blue sky, the silver and red triangles of roofs and those Queenslander houses, unique as they straddle the ridges supported by stilts and balance on the side of the hill going with the harmonious flow of the land rather than cutting slabs into the earth. She says “beneath what we see lies the dreams and plans of those who have gone before us, who lived and loved and built up the place which we are blessed with today”.
This exhibition features new paintings and sketches inspired by many places around where she lives and across Australia, The Scenic Rim and Glasshouse Mountains on either side of Brisbane and many places which have captured her heart and soul. She is drawn to the patterns in the landscape and a passion for old houses and preserving the unique character of old buildings. Her vibrant textured work scratch away at the surface of life to reveal the stories behind the homes and the spirit of the place.
Growing up in Queensland is far removed from her family’s Celtic origins and this is reflected in her work as well as acknowledging and being respectful of the original inhabitants of the land on which she lives the Aboriginal Turrbal people.
Pam’s attention to detail continues in her narrative paintings of beautiful buildings, landscapes and symbols, providing a patchwork of stories commanding a closer inspection that reveals the spirit and connection behind each piece.
Followers of Pam’s exhibitions and passionate storytelling narratives of local Brisbane landscapes and historical Queenslanders through texturised paint, old maps and symbols won’t be disappointed by her latest offering.
“Beneath what we see are the plans and dreams of those who have gone before us and built up the place we are blessed with today”.