Enriching the Arts

Featured Artist: Pam Weber, ASA


But This Time, Pam Weber


Pam Weber, the eldest of four, was born in 1955 and raised in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario. As a wee girl she spent hours hovering over her colouring books with an open box of perfectly arranged Crayola crayons close by. Her parents, aware of her artistic interest and ability, enrolled her in various local art classes. The interest continued while attending Eastwood Collegiate, the institution where she graduated Grade 13 with a special distinction in art.

In 1975 she continued the pursuit of all things art at the University of Guelph, Ontario, with an avid interest in printmaking (etching, lithography, serigraphy) under the tutelage of Walter Bachinksi and Gene Chu.  Acrylic painting was another subject that captured her attention; with the close proximity of the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) in Toronto the exposure to national (Group of Seven), international and historical art was inspirational.

After graduating university Pam took the graphic art path eventually opening up a screen printing business in Kitchener with a partner called Oink Ink Inc.


Calm Before the Storm, Pam Weber

In 1984 she married then moved to Ottawa where she continued in the graphic art field with various companies until her move to Calgary in 1995 with husband and 3 sons. It was at that time that Pam decided to pursue the life-long dream of being a full-time artist. And to think it all started with a box of crayons…

Pam is a current member of Alberta Society of Artists as well as an associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver. Her work can be found in various commercial galleries within Alberta.


Floating on Air, Pam Weber

Q& A with the ASA

ASA: Can you tell us about your influences?

Pam: My biggest influence would have to be from extensive world travel- all the sights, sounds, tastes, smells of the city to the rural landscape; from hiking mountains in foreign lands to visiting international museums- it all inspires. But if you are asking for a specific artistic influence I would have to say Van Gogh and Matisse.

ASA: What would you consider to be your most successful body of work to date?

Pam: The body of work that has been most successful for me was a show called Counting Crows that travelled to various public galleries around Alberta from 2011 to 2013. It was a project that involved 3 other artists we each explored a different aspect of that wonderfully intelligent black bird, an overall full-filling experience.


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