Artists of the Outback Creative - Pam Hume
My first influence in art was drawings by Eric Joliffe in his Salt Bush Bill comic books I loved his funny cartoons and sketches of old shed, carts and trees. His sketches started me off painting old sheds out back scenes and trees which I still paint today. Another artist I have always liked is Ainslie Roberts his paintings are in a series of the Aboriginal Dreamtime collection in which he interpreted the myths about the Aborigines and other creatures who created the world. When I first saw Ainslie Roberts Dreamtime book of paintings I thought WOW, I was only a teenager then and I wanted to paint just like him over the years I have collected most of his books that I still enjoy.
My source of inspiration in art is mostly Western Australia where I live there is plenty of old sheds, seascapes and farms south of Perth. Travelling north I like the colour of red soil on the way to Carnarvon or travelling across the Nullarbor with spinifex and dead trees emus and kangaroos.
The most difficult subjects I find to paint and draw are portraits I started trying to copy old masters when I was approx. 10 years old in oil paint. I have improved now but find it takes me twice as long to paint people.
I always like to create art, whether it’s a birds, old shed seascapes whatever is in my mind. My imagination never stops; guess I am a dreamer who puts my imagination on canvas. Because I paint in detail it’s easy to know when an art work is finished. Sometimes if I have an idea to paint and don’t have a canvas or board I paint over a finished painting. A lady rang me once wanting to buy a painting of Stirling Range in Albany but I had painted a seascape over it so I had to say I sold it. I also write lyrics to country songs and electric pop for my son, and do video clips for songs, so I have the best of both worlds. My life is never dull.
The painting I was most proud of was of an Aboriginal woman in oils. It was a large painting and took me a long time to paint. I was going to keep it for myself because I really liked the painting. I entered it in an art competition and it was highly commended. My friend really like it so when it was his birthday I gave it to him, he was really excited.
I mostly use brushes to paint so I couldn’t do without them and acrylic paint because it dry’s quick and easy to use plus brushes just wash out in water, no turps like oils that gave me a sore throat.
In art I like to achieve the satisfaction of people enjoying my art, and then going home happy to hang the painting on their wall. I could say I would like fame and fortune also but guess that’s really dreaming…LOL.
n a couple of years I would like to become well known, and sell enough paintings to make a living off. I have just started working on my website but finding that hard in WordPress I am not that good on computers. I also have brought some bottles of fluid paint I want to try out, to do something new and different in art.
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