Pamela’s work stems from the observation of the natural world and the countryside around her, which she captures on-site in her sketchbook creating quick drawings using a range of pens.
She develops these into more detailed drawings at her kitchen table, preparing drafts and working drawings as the basis of her printmaking, often reducing larger drawings to create a more intense image. Birds, trees, gardens and wider landscapes, details of hedgerows and verges are frequent subjects. Pamela has a small etching press at home, but usually works at the Gracefield Print Studio in Dumfries and Edinburgh Printmakers. She often uses photo-intaglio etching sometimes hand- colouring certain elements of the image; recently she has also been using two or three different colours of printing ink on the etching plate as another way of introducing subtle colour shifts. Pamela uses a heavy Hahnemühle traditional etching paper for most of her etchings and Somerset Satin for a smoother finish on her lithographs.
Having trained at the Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels, Pamela’s focus on detail and pattern and her love of drawing developed into printmaking. She is based in Dumfries and Galloway and exhibits both north and south of the border.