Pam‘s paintings on birch panel are the result of mark making and strategic placement of bold color using personally created symbols or other forms. Paint, collage, and even sanding may be employed to achieve a result.
Her work is process oriented and typically begins with pattern, objects, or amorphous shapes. There is always a word, a person, or a feeling that calls to her at the beginning before the story fully forms. Each work develops through a process of layering opaque paint, glazes, and texturing. By pushing and pulling for structure and looseness, incorporating lights and darks; the visual dialog and the story form.
The work may be abstract or have elements of representational depending upon the intent of a series of paintings.
When the design is complete, the panels are then finished with gel, sanded with a thin wax coating providing a buttery patina (resembling encaustic surface) and clean wood edges that need no frame.