“A Day in the Life” with Calgary-based visual artist, Pam Weber

Pam Weber is a Calgary-based visual artist with her own unique, colourful, and whimsical style. Born in Kitchener-Waterloo, Pam first explored her artistic sensibilities in high school, leading her to a Fine Arts degree at the nearby University of Guelph. Upon graduation and facing the challenges of all young artists to “make a living” Pam delved into graphic arts and silk-screening, opening and successfully running a local business “Oink Ink Production”. After getting married in 1984, Pam moved to the Nation’s Capital, where her painting style evolved further while working in the graphic arts and animation. Soon, with three young scallywags at home, Pam’s style of art evolved into mixed media and collages, featuring strong and vibrant colours with wild animals and urban streetscapes frequently the
preferred subject matter.

A move to Calgary in 1995 brought Pam to a completely new geographical environment, one of the big skies and dramatic scenery. Not one to have been drawn to landscape painting in her past, the undeniable beauty of Alberta’s mountains and prairies once again caused Pam’s art to evolve and begin to focus on the alluring natural environment, but still with her trademark colourful and approachable style.

Today Pam has the pleasure of wandering into her comfortable light-filled studio any day she chooses and dreaming up on canvas what her mind can see, to share her unique perspective of the world for others to enjoy.

Written by James Midwinter – Pam’s spouse, admirer, and art aficionado

Pam Weber
My garden offers me respite, a place to let my mind wander and a place to watch bird and insect activity.
When I’m not in the studio I’m enjoying our beautiful mountain terrain. Lake Oesa.
Pam Weber
I am enjoying life and all it has to offer.
Pam Weber
My bucket list isn’t getting shorter because I keep adding to it. A glacier walk, Iceland.
My studio assistant Paco likes to get up close and personal.
My biggest supporter, husband, James Midwinter. This was the opening of The Birds Of A Feather exhibition at Framed on Fifth in Kensington with talented artist Angie Rees.
My garden also provides me with subject matter. The Purple Agastache is a big draw to the orange-belted bumble bee.
Pam Weber
Me in my tiny yet comfortable home studio. Photo by: Pamela Olea

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Which ’hood are you in?

I reside in Parkhill, a central southwest neighbourhood situated on the escarpment overlooking the Elbow River. It’s well-appointed allowing easy access to parks and pathways.

What do you do?

I am a full-time visual artist who finds comfort in dipping small brushes into acrylic paint pots.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on laundry- not just doing it but painting it and drying it on the clothesline.

Where can we find your work?

My work can be found at Gibson Fine Art, Calgary; Bluerock, Black Diamond; Leighton Centre, Millarville; Lando Gallery, Edmonton; Art On 9th, Invermere.

You can also visit my website.

 

 

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