Acrylic / Pencil
Valemount, British Columbia
Pamela Cinnamon grew up in Burlington, Ontario and attended the University of Guelph and University of Western Ontario. She taught Clinical Nutrition at the University of Hawaii and Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Pamela and her husband moved to Tete Jaune Cache in the early 1970’s where they raised their family of six children. She has painted for many years, exploring first the world of traditional folk art, then fifteen years custom painting signs as Mountainfolk Art & Design before exploring and teaching fine art media and techniques. She is known locally for her colourful acrylic canvases and engaging sketchbooks. Pamela is a long-time exhibiting member of the Jasper Artists Guild and is fortunate to find her work sprinkled around the globe. She is also a member of Gallery Vertigo, Vernon BC and Lake Country Art Gallery, Winfield BC. Pamela divides her time between the Robson Valley and the lake house near Vernon, BC.
My style is characterized by bold acrylic colour and "landscape-inspired" abstract realism. I incorporate a strong presence of line to offset simplified stylized shapes. Elements of pattern are present in all my work lending to each piece a highly detailed, rather complex surface design, often over a textured ground. This is in contrast to the loose style often seen in contemporary paintings. My goal is to present a "part of a whole" rather than a scenic landscape, and to be somewhat mysterious and incomplete in my revelations. I try to embed an incompletely-defined narrative in each artwork (usually relating to conservation or the environment) yet leaving something for the viewer to discover. Each piece starts with a basic idea and progresses through to the final artwork in an uncertain, awkward, often painstaking trajectory lurching towards the finish.What an exciting and stimulating process is this business of art!