The Nature of Paper
Pam is a self-taught paper artist originally from a small town in Cheshire, nestled at the edge of the Peak District she relocated to Cornwall in 2004 after spending many family holidays in the county.
Although Pam’s academic studies were more computer based, her desire to use her hands to create something more tangible and her love of all things flora and fauna are what inspires her work today.
“I work with different types of paper, alongside acrylic paints, inks and pastels to recreate 3D sculptural flowers and miniature collectables.”
Each piece is made by hand, using various methods and paper cutting techniques. Often using her own photographs taken whilst exploring the diverse coastline and sub tropical gardens found right here in Cornwall, combined with botanical plates and studies and very occasionally real flowers to inform her work, although she much prefers to leave the real thing for the bees, insects, and other people to enjoy.
Pam initially makes sketches and creates her own templates to work from, she then cuts and shapes each individual element, adding colour where needed, before finally constructing the flower on its wire stem, each flower is totally unique just like nature intended.