DAVID SIMPSON talks to Tynemouth-based artist Pam Morton in the latest in our continuing series of blogs focusing on the region’s artists, photographers and creative people.
How would you describe your work?
Illustrative bold atmospheric and as realistic as I feel it should be.
Tell us how you first started out as an artist?
I studied at Newcastle College of Art in the 1970s however I only started to paint 3 years ago when I retired.
What work are you most proud of?
I am very proud of my first painting “Madly Deeply” it was sold to Marjorie Walsh who is married to Joe Walsh (Eagles Band) now in their home Beverly Hills
What inspires you?
Beauty, emotion, memories of my subject.
What influence if any does North East England have in inspiring your work?
I live in Tynemouth and it’s such a beautiful place full of character and incredible landscape with a thriving social life.
What has been your most challenging creation?
My very first landscape “The Longsands” and “Quirky Tynemouth” I like to think they remind people of their days in Tynemouth whether it’s a walk along the beach or socialising in Tynemouth Village.
Do you have any tips for up and coming artists?
Practice and feel free to paint if it inspires you, also persevere even if you feel like giving up.
Which other artists or photographers inspire you?
Marcel Witte is a Dutch painter who paints in such detail and every painting has a message. My favourite photographer is Coastal Portraits by Snappy photographer.
What are your ambitions for the future?
That people will continue to like my work.
To discover more of Pam’s work visit her website at www.pjmartworks.co.uk