Pamela Grace ‘s prints generally start as sketches made in the open air – or occasionally from windows, as she assesses the world around her looking for details and patterns that catch her eye. Sometimes these are small in scale, hedgerows, chimney pots and roadside verges and sometimes the flow of the wider landscape itself inspires her. Based in Dumfries and Galloway, Pamela has a small press at home and often works at the kitchen table strengthening sketches into print ideas and sometimes hand-colouring her prints. A member of the Gracefield Print Studio in Dumfries she uses their facilities develop techniques and different forms of etching to edition her prints.
Pamela’s creative career commenced in textile design , having trained at the Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels but her focus on detail and pattern and her love of drawing developed into printmaking. She is always intrigued by the unpredictable twists and turns of the journey when developing an idea from sketchbook drawings through the various technical processes of creating the metal plate ready to be inked up and run through the press.
Pamela’s work has been exhibited at a wide range of galleries and she also regularly takes part in events such as Spring Fling in Dumfries and Galloway, and the Great Print Show at Rheged.