About the Artist
Pam Schultz started drawing and painting at an early age selling her first paintings while still in her early teens. Encouraged by her art teacher, Pam attended Chisholm College (now Monash University in Melbourne) and majored in fine art. After college, she worked as a freelance textile artist and took her work over to England. She also spent three years travelling around Europe, West Asia and parts of the United States of America. Returning back to Australia, Pam settled in North Queensland and eventually became a full time professional artist.
Pam embarked on several painting trips in Australia, with one that took over a year. Travelling opened up new subject matter and enabled a year to develop a unique watercolour technique concentrating on underwater scenes.
In 1995, Pam opened her own gallery with the help of her husband David. A year later they added a cafe. The art gallery in Babinda proved to be a successful venture because it was on a busy tourist route on a no-through road. However, it closed in 1999 when Pam was invited by the manager of the new information centre/gallery in Innisfail to be artist-in-residence, sponsored by the Cassowary Coast Council.
By this time, she had explored numerous subjects except portraiture of people. (although pet portraits she had explored). Thus, a series of people portraits provided a new path for her to follow and consequently brought her closer to people and how they viewed the world. Her subject matter is still diverse, as she likes to explore and stretch the boundaries of her skills and ideas.
Pam embarked on an academic career in 2000 to pursue her interest in archaeology and anthropology. After becoming a full-time student, Pam finally came full circle back to nature studies to finish a PhD in Environmental Science in 2011.
While the natural environment is Pam’s main inspiration to create, these days more emphasis is placed on how to live sustainably in that environment.
National and international art collectors have purchased Pam's artworks of oils, acrylics, pencil, watercolours and hand painted prints. Several of her paintings are included in the Cairns Regional Council art collection and can be viewed there.
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