A passion can be sublimated, postponed, pushed down and neglected. But eventually it demands to be recognised. An enthusiasm for art and photography from childhood took back seat as Pamela pursued a career in advertising (in Australia and UK), then for 25 years in the entertainment industry.

Her love of both performance and visual arts, along with an ability to visualise and comprehend design and composition, played an essential role in her working life, but in her personal life, creativity continued to emerge.

Much of Pamela’s work is influenced by light, an almost life-time (she was given her first camera at the age of ten) of “seeing” through a camera lens. In her life drawing, she responds to the impact of light on the form and tonal qualities of the body’s framework. Similarly, when painting landscape, Pamela prefers to work outdoors, en plein air, to capture the daylight on the surrounding shapes and textures.


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Artist: Pamela Reid (photo credit Annie Blachly); painting en plein air in Tuscany, Italy.



Wish You Were Here 

Chapel Off Chapel, Foyer Gallery  (February-March 2018)
A life-long passion for roaming with her camera and sketchpad, an art history/painting workshop in Tuscany, a wedding in Portugal and a recent residency in England’s Lake District, have been the collective inspiration for Pamela’s latest exhibition – a series of “postcards from my palette”.
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Pen to Paper

Foyer Gallery, The Capital Theatre, Bendigo (July-August 2017)
A shared passion for literature and art has further inspired this exhibition, ‘Pen to Paper’.  Influenced by the words of writers and classic literature authors including John Ruskin, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Frank Lloyd Wright and W. Somerset Maugham, ‘Pen to Paper’ is a collection of works on paper created using various mediums including printmaking techniques (lino-cut, monotype, intaglio etching), as well as drawings in charcoal and pastel.
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Women in Love – along the Great Ocean Road

Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet (2016)
With new artworks, and a continued passion for life drawings, inspired by the words of classic literary authors who probed the extremities of being in love.

Women in Love

Chapel Off Chapel,  Foyer Gallery (2015)
An exhibition of life drawings, evoked by the words of literary authors who delved into the intricacies and extremes of emotions in love. Titled after D.H.Lawrence’s novel, artworks have been influenced by writers including William Shakespeare, Emily Brontë, Pierre Choderlos De Laclos and W. Somerset Maugham.
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“Midsumma Festival”, Heritage Hallway, Gasworks Arts Park (2011)
Boys and girls of the theatre (various mediums)
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Light and Day

Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park (2009)
Images of early morning wanderings from around the world: printworks and other mediums
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Theatre Foyer, Gasworks Arts Park (2008)
Off-cuts of Japanese silk fabrics inspired the backgrounds for artworks with life forms
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Body of Work

Theatre Foyer, Gasworks Arts Park (2007)
Life drawings, and collage of life forms, in pastel, charcoal and graphite
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Albert Park College Art Show 2017
Albert Park College Art Show 2016
Ryzanoff Gallery “Natural & Urban Landscape” exhibition 2016
Albert Park College Art Show 2015
Albert Park College Art Show 2014
Do Your Own Picture Framing artists’ exhibition 2014
Albert Park College Art Show 2013
Do Your Own Picture Framing artists’ exhibition 2012
Albert Park College Art Show 2012
Bayside Rotary Art Show 2012
Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2012
Do Your Own Picture Framing artists’ exhibition 2011
Hobsons Bay Art Show
Flinders Art Show