When I think back I’ve always been reluctant to call myself an ‘artist.’ Art has never been about the final product or finished piece for me. Instead it’s been a form of therapy, a way to cope with the seasonal depression that inevitably settles in during the cold winter months.
A graduate of the Digital Multimedia Technology Diploma Program at Red River College, I initially began my artistic career as a New Media Designer in 2004. During this time I worked closely with Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), developing and delivering hands on training geared towards helping female artists realize their dream of showcasing their work online.
Foregoing formal arts training, instead I studied informally under some of Winnipeg’s most talented artists. During the 8 years I spent living in an artist loft above the Edge Art Gallery on Main Street, I was immersed in Winnipeg’s vibrant arts scene. During this time I experimented with many different mediums but ultimately found my niche as a mixed media abstract artist. My art was showcased in two different shows at the Edge Art Gallery – Healing Hands, Healing Hearts and Tree Stories, a show I curated.
My hope is that my story and my art sparks curiosity in others to explore, create and have fun and to realize the healing powers of making art.
You can find me online through my website www.pamelahabing.com and on Instagram/Facebook as @pamelahabingart. My art is available for purchase as originals, prints and on a variety of lifestyle products including Yoga mats, blankets, shower curtains and scarves.