Detail – ‘Elements 5’

Pam Ibbotson – Artist’s Statement

In my paintings, I am concerned with creating an equivalent of the sensations experienced when in contact with the underlying energies and rhythms of nature.

At the core of my painting practice is a deep connection with a particular landscape – that of the Dark Peak area of Derbyshire, where I lived for many years.The colours, textures and forms of this area of rugged and dramatic scenery continue to emerge in my work.

My current work involves the use of a combination of media, together with a variety of techniques. The complex surfaces are built up in layers, resulting in an evocation of natural forms and elemental forces.