Artist statement/Bio

Pam Carr: Artist Statement

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I create abstract art, exploring colour, textures and layering. My inspiration comes from deeply seated emotions as well as nature, which always offers opportunities to express and mirror human emotion.

I began with intuitive abstract pieces as a means of healing when my marriage of over 30 years suddenly ended. What began as a need to express my emotions, grew into a way of life. Before I knew it I had launched into an artistic exploration that just kept going. I began experimenting with techniques for creating depth and texture with layering and the use of both traditional and found tools. 

I am inspired by joy and innovation. I play with colour and build up each piece as it takes on its own personality. Each canvas seeks to convey a mood and employ colour and texture to express emotion. 

My evolving art practice continues to concentrate my discipline, distill my skills and thus intensify the work while remaining open to new techniques. 

I constantly affirm that I am open to new ideas and thus I discovered a medium that was as spontaneous as I am. Fluid acrylics and also resin painting have captured my imagination. The unpredictability and the need to trust the process have led me down an exciting path of discovery. My movement and the fluid medium work together to create ‘in the moment’ art works. 

What especially motivates me to be a practicing artist is the voyage of self discovery through art. I recently began researching mark making and how, according to Edward Burke, “each of us already has a unique set of marks and gestures that are innate, in muscle memory and should be embraced and expanded upon.” This inspires me to explore my mark making and see where it leads. The artistic adventure continues. 

As my art practice is open and fluid, I discovered a medium that was as spontaneous as I am. Fluid acrylics and also resin painting have captured my imagination. The unpredictabililty and the need to trust the process have led me down an exciting path of discovery. 

Fluid Acrylic Painting

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Resin Painting

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