Born and raised in Oregon, Pam is an accomplished professional artist. Her work in encaustic has been shown throughout the Pacific Northwest, Southwest and Australia. Since her introduction to the medium at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2006, she has developed and produced several group art shows in the Portland area. She teaches in US and Australia and offers private lessons from her personal studio in Australia.
Growing up around artists I explored many artistic media. Taking a class in encaustic painting in 2006, I found what I was looking for! The medium fits my personality perfectly, impatient and goofy. Working in encaustic allows me to be who I am. On the spot I can change the direction I am going and dive right into something completely different. I use found and recycled old metal objects in my work because there is an exciting challenge in turning something that has been discarded into something new. When I paint, I usually just let the medium direct me where it wants to go. Like the molten beeswax, I just let it flow.