Pam arrived in Scotland at the age of thirteen after growing up in Tanganyika, East Africa. She studied at Bearsden academy and Glasgow school of art, graduating in the mid-seventies. Subsequently she became a teacher and became a full-time lecturer at falkirk college before focusing solely on her painting.
She is inspired by the scottish landscape and seascapes from the rugged isolation of the western isles to the dramatic view points from the Eastern coastline. Working largely in oil pam uses strong colours particularly deep blues, to create structure and evoke swiftly changing light sequences.
Pam’s work is present in various private and public collections across the UK and has been recognised by awards such as the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons Award (RGI) in 1996, the Paisley Institute Award in 1998, the visual arts scotland award in 1999 and the mark greer award (PAI) in 2009.