Pam Beer’s paintings on birch panel begin with mark-making and may be a bit haphazard. She continues to work her panels until an idea grabs hold of her and finds its way as the final layer of the work.
There is always a word, a person, or a feeling that the work at the beginning before the story fully forms. As each work develops through a process of layering and textures, structure and looseness, lights and darks; the visual dialog becomes stronger and the story solidifies.
“I paint to quiet my world. While painting, I release onto the panels any angst or turbulence allowing myself to move from that place to one of peace and joy.”
She accepts a few commissions a year, enjoying the journey of relationship along the way.