When Pamela thinks back she’s always been reluctant to call herself an ‘artist.’ Art was never about the final product or finished piece for her. 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, Pamela initially began her artistic path as a New Media Designer in 2004 During this time she 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 she studied informally under some of Winnipeg’s most talented artists. During the 8 years she spent living in an artist loft above the Edge Art Gallery on Main Street, she was immersed in Winnipeg’s vibrant arts scene. During this time she experimented with many different mediums but ultimately found her niche as a mixed media abstract artist. Her art has been showcased in two different shows at the Edge Art Gallery – Healing Hands, Healing Hearts and Tree Stories – a show she curated.
Pamela’s hope is that her art sparks curiosity in others to explore, create and have fun and to realize the healing powers of creation.
You can find her online at www.pamelahabing.com and on Instagram/Facebook as @pamelahabingart. Her art is available for purchase as originals, prints and on a variety of lifestyle products including Yoga mats, blankets, shower curtains and scarves.