Pamela Hare is an artist and printmaker living in Islington, London. Her interests include the interaction between urban views as inspired by the City; London, Venice and Marrakesh and by the timeless beauty of seascapes. She is influenced by the myriad richness of colours, contrasts of light, atmospheres and by architectural styles, from Georgian to post-modern and metropolitan cultures and histories.
Pamela’s recent paintings and prints contain images of man-made materials in a naturalistic setting and nature’s response; the beauty of decay illustrated by the infusion of rust coloured hues into a wooden breakwater; the challenging placing of industrial iconic tyres into an estuary sunset; the capture of transient fragmentary images such as the breaking of a wave; the ambiguity of perspective such as walking into the past surrounded by industrial structures, and figurative silhouettes which enact a narrative within the urban landscape capturing moments and images as seen in shop window reflections.
Pamela’s work traces the architectural fabric and lay-lines connecting past to present, from church spire to glass citadel and from the smooth liquid surfaces to hard granulated textured images. Her approaches include investigating the relationship between mono and photo-screen printed and painted shapes; the layering of pixelated and textural surfaces and contrasting vibrant colour hues with aged patinas.
Artists that have influenced Pamela include Rauschenberg, Warhol and Mara. Theoretical and cultural influences include Boorstin, Fischer, Scharf and Finch.
Pamela studied painting and printmaking at Portsmouth University where she obtained a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Arts. After receiving a Post Graduate Degree from the Institute of Education, London University, she ran art departments and lectured in multi-media art activities to a wide variety of ages. Lately Pamela has participated in advanced painting and mixed media courses at Central Saint Martins. She is also a member of the Charing Cross Art Group and East London Printmakers.
2010 14th-20th July - 'East London Printmakers In Space'
2009 Personal Landscapes, Charing Cross Art Group show - Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, London SW1.
2009 Eleven, East London Printmakers group show - Bankside Gallery, London SE1.
2007 Emerging Images, Rivington Gallery - Hoxton, London EC2.