Pam was born in Chile and raised in Quebec. She earned her CEGEP (Arts) diploma in 1972 at Concordia University, Montreal, where she had her first formal fine art instruction. During travel in Europe in 1974, she made the decision to study photography and returned to Canada to enter the Photography Program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. This training led her to work in restoring, retouching and hand–colouring photographs.She moved between London, Edmonton, and Vancouver, working as a graphic artist and photo artist, and finally settled in Edmonton in 1985. In 1986, she returned to school and studied at the University of Alberta, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction in 1992. Upon graduation she worked as a freelance graphic designer, and then as a coordinator and instructor of adult and youth training programs. In 2000 she left the city, to live and paint in her current lakeside home.
Nature is more than simply an “environment”; beyond the myriad forms, textures and colours created by nature there is soul and the only appropriate response to it is awe. This is the belief that informs all of my work. My paintings function on several levels to express not only my fascination with the details of natural forms, but also my sense that the veil between here and the transcendent is a thin one.
“Look deep, deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything” – Albert Einstein
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