Pamela Peterson brings her well-known passion and enthusiasm – her joie de vivre – to the visual arts.
Born in South Bend, Indiana, Pamela moved to Santa Cruz in 1984. She is a world traveler with a special love for the ocean. These features are apparent in her art. Her mixed media pieces utilize beautiful handmade papers, lush fabrics and found objects. They often transport the viewer to another place or another time. In addition, many of the pieces reflect aspects of her spiritual nature.
Her vision is to create beauty that supports sustainability. To that end, she uses upcycled or repurposed materials whenever possible.
She hopes her art will touch your heart and bring a smile to your face.
Pamela has also published a book of her photography, poetry and short prose pieces, entitled Dreaming in Colors; it is available at Bookshop Santa Cruz.