Pamela Honeyfield: Statement
I would best describe my work as digestible abstract, a landscape with hints of the obvious. I work mostly on large scale canvas and linen in oils and also enjoy working on paper and board with mixed media. My work attempts to capture the mood, atmosphere and raw energy of places travelled and experienced. I rely on memory to recreate scenes and experiment with colour and tone. I'm mostly inspired by the physical act of the painting process, I use music and movement as an integral part of the creative process.
I don't always have set rules for painting, the work will often take on a life of its own and each colour and brush stroke made, will dictate the next. In this dance and relationship with the surface, I allow the colour and the placement of marks and shapes to play and interact. There are many variables when creating a work and you have to be willing to lose and regain images until it's resolved. The best marks made and paintings created are when I seemingly disappear for a while in my work, and when I return I know that I have had some kind of 'happening' with the canvas.