Pamela Pretty - The Boathouse Gallery for Fine Art

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Pamela Pretty

Pamela has been drawing and painting from an early age and grew up surrounded by art as both parents were keen artists. The first medium she worked in was water colour which I used to paint birds and flowers selling her first artwork in her teens.
After painting in Acrylic and designing and teaching for many years Pamela took a break from teaching to explore a new medium, pastel.
In 2004 I began this journey and it proved to be a turning point as there was an instant connection with this medium.
She was tutored at this time by Walter Magilton who encouraged her to exhibit in shows. This proved to be highly successful with a Best Pastel win in the first show entered- the Frankston High School Art Show. Numerous other awards have followed including
MEC Awards at the Pastel  Society of Victoria, (general,advanced and professional categories) ,
awards at AGRA seasonal and AALcompetitions (Signatory member 2013)
Best Painting at the AGRA Winter Exhibition 2013,
Best Landscape at Domain Gracedale Art Show 2010,
Best Pastel Selby All Saints Art Show 2011 and
Best Landscape(runner-up) at PSVA Annual Art Show (2011)
Best Seascape PSVA (2012) and Best in Show PSVA 2013 With "Lofty".
Highly Commended was awarded at the Warrandyte Rotary Art Show 2012 and 2013
as well as a highly Commended at the Victorian Artists society in the Autumn show 2013.
2 Honorable Mentions in the Pastel 100 competition (Landscape/Interior) for 2013.
Pamela was an Artist in Residence at  St Vincents Hospital in Melbourne in 2011-2012 .
She loves to paint landscapes and seascapes en plein air and other areas of interest are animal studies and portraiture.
Her first solo exhibition "Unforgettable" 2011 was highly successful and this was followed by "Horizons" in late 2012 which was held at the St Vincents Hospital Gallery featuring seascapes

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