Pamela Honeyfield is a self-proclaimed abstract landscape artist. She feels her works are ‘digestible abstract’, which we agree with! In her artwork, she uses the landscape more like a metaphor whether it be a physical place or something fictional in her subconscious. She doesn’t focus on the landscape surrounding her as much as on how the landscape makes her feel.
1. How long does it usually take you to create an original?
I usually prefer to put all my energy and creativity into one artwork at a time until it’s fully completed. I like to work without distractions from people in my studio and stay focused on my work. I play my music and work with lots of energy until the work is finished. If I am not happy with a work and feel it is not resolved, I turn it to face the wall until I am ready to continue working on it.
2. You mentioned you work with music in your studio, what kind of music inspires your creativity?
Led Zeppelin is always a favourite! Plus a bit of Pink Floyd and Soul. Anything that keeps my energy going.
What has been the inspiration behind your latest release of works?
The landscape and the feelings they evoke were the catalyst behind my recent collection of works. Working en plen air in the outback with my paints and canvas I created this collection whilst on a trip in the East MacDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory last year.
I am off to the Flinders Ranges this week for my new collection so the wide open spaces are a constant source of inspiration.
How do you work on location?
When working in the landscape, I will generally take some canvas or paper, lie it on the ground and then grab a nearby stick and pencil and start making my marks. I work quickly with acrylics and gouache and move the paint colours around until I feel the artwork resonates how the space makes me feel. I like my works to show the energy on how I work with bold confident strokes and movement.
What gives you joy in your work?
Making marks and I encourage anyone that says they can’t paint to just make marks and express their energy on canvas. My time in my studio is my solace and I often spend the entire day there wearing my blundstones and overalls, listening to music. It brings me peace and I love having my clients report back to me that my artworks are still giving them joy many years after purchasing them!