At age 6, Pam began studying art at Artistically Speaking Art Gallery & School of Fine Art in Edmonton, Alberta, where she learned and practiced traditional techniques in drawing, painting, and clay sculpture, until the age of 18. Pam's goal as a young artist was to reproduce a realistic image, and she honed her skills by copying photographs of her favorite teen movie stars, pop music idols, Disney characters, and models from lifestyle magazines.
In 2005, Pam obtained a Fine Art Diploma from Grant MacEwan University. During her studies at MacEwan University, Pam was exposed to a wide range of contemporary artists and artmaking practices, which inspired her to begin exploring visual art's communicative power and potential beyond reproducing a convincing image.
She was compelled to learn more about the art that came before her - who made what, and why? What affect did it have? - before moving forward in her own artmaking practice. Enrolling in an art history program seemed like a logical next-step. In 2008, Pam graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with distinction, majoring in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, and minoring in Christian Theology.
Pam loves, lives, and works in Alberta, Canada.
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