‘The Protectors of the Pines, Glen Affric’ by Pamela Tait
Artist: Pamela Tait
Title: ‘The Protectors of the Pines, Glen Affric’
Medium: Graphite on Paper
Dimensions: 16.1” x 19.7”
Year of Creation: 2018
About Pamela’s Artwork:
“I was talking to someone about how I create all the little characters in my work and he taught me a new word, Pareidolia. This is the psychological phenomenon where the mind responds to a stimulus by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists, and this is exactly what happens when I look at trees. By visually exploring the lines and forms created by the overlapping branches of trees, a gathering of sweetness and darkness appears. And through this personal connection with the trees in my landscape is also the creation of my own folklore.” – Pamela Tait
About ‘The Protectors of the Pines, Glen Affric’
“I worked from a photograph of trees I’d taken over at Glen Affric for this drawing. In the photo I began to notice an area where there were taller trees towering over the rest, and enjoyed the idea that they were in some way protecting their friends around them.” – Pamela Tait
About the Artist:
Pamela Tait grew up in rural Aberdeen-shire and studied Drawing and Painting at Grays School of Art. She presently lives and works on the Black Isle with her husband, the artist Erlend Tait.
By exploring the lines and forms created by the overlapping branches of trees she creates a strong visual connection with nature and within her known environment, producing a narrative through her work and a sense of her very own Mythology.
In early 2016 she received funding through the Highland Visual Arts and Crafts Award Scheme and the Bet Low Trust to learn and incorporate Printmaking into her practice.
Pamela is represented by FB69 Gallery in Germany and has exhibited her work internationally.