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Pam Nichols
Encaustic Painter

Artist Bio

A native Oregonian, Pam Nichols currently resides in Tigard, OR,
with her husband and their rescue dogs. 
Over the last 25 years she has lived in Illinois, Utah, and Hawaii
and traveled to Europe many times,
continually inspired by environments around her. 
Growing up in a very creative family
she has explored a variety of different media from acrylics, pastels, and watercolors, to pencil drawings and jewelry. 
In February of 2006 she attended Pacific Northwest College of Arts, Beginners Encaustic class and found her passion in Encaustic painting.
She continues to explore and delve deeper into the depths of this medium.
She currently shows her work in the NW region and produces small art events.

Artist Statement
Growing up around artists
I explored many artistic media in my search for what makes me happy.
Taking a class in encaustic painting in 2006, I found what I was looking for!
The medium fits my personality perfectly, impatient and goofy.
Working in encaustic allows me to be who I am.
On the spot I can change the direction I am going
and dive right into something completely different.
I love using found and recycled rusty old metal objects
because there is an exciting challenge in turning something that has been discarded into something new.
The wood I paint on is salvaged as well.
When I paint, I usually just let the medium direct me where it wants to go.
Like the molten beeswax, I just let it flow.
I love encaustics and creating new work.
Each piece holds a part of my soul and most of all my passion.