A true believer in the connection between the heart and the hands, Pam Brown has a heart’s desire to connect to that deep place that resides within us. Her current medium is resin, which she says captures and frees her mind, because there are no expectations of the outcome. Overtime, Brown has grown to understand how to mix inks, pigments and paints like an alchemist to create her beautiful images. "In contrast to a flat canvas, it also gives me great joy when people want to touch the pieces because they can visually see and feel the texture", says Brown. Without doubt, you notice the battle of colors colliding together creating numerous intriguing viewpoints.
WCG: How did you get to be where you are now as an artist?
Brown: How does one become what they are and when does that stop? As a creative, for me
there has always been a peace in working with my hands and an amazement at the
human spirits ability to create beauty. When I was twelve I got my first job and spent any money I received on art supplies and a ten-speed bike. Dorathea Hill, my art teacher showed me love and helped me fight the extreme shyness I faced as a teenager. I have always loved working with my hands as I find the connection between the heart and hands to be very palpable, and creating in this way truly puts me in my happy place. I found inspiration from my grandmother who always wore glitter and rhinestones, and was as creative as anyone I knew. I got praise for creating art, and since it made me feel truly connected to the happiest part of myself, I kept going as a child through adulthood.
WCG: What does being an artist mean to you?
Brown: Being an artist is a means of connecting to myself and the community. The joy of talking
to someone and having a dialogue over art and the process is a gift. Art opens our minds.
WCG: What is your ultimate goal when it comes to your work?
Brown: Each time I paint, it is like stepping off and letting flow what is to come. My goal is to
create art that you connect to, share, treasure and wish to pass to children or family of
WCG: What two art-related achievements are you the proudest of?
Brown: The smiles on my father and grandson’s faces when they like my art.
WCG: What advice would you give to an artist just starting out?
Brown: Enjoy the process and continue to explore different mediums. New mediums can bring a
perspective into your current practice and process that will push your growth.
Brown’s closing remarks:
I will be showing during the following dates. I hope to see you all there.
The Art Arcade Art Crawl – September 1, 2018
Greenway Art Festival – Murfreesboro – September 19, 2018
Hermitage Fall Festival – October 6 & 7, 2018
Keep up with Pam Brown at:
Instagram – Resina Gallery
FEATURED SGB ARTWORK:
Wonders in the Rounds - 22” x ½” – Multi Layered