Art Fx is a year-long series on Huntsville Doppler featuring Huntsville-area visual artists.
“This piece is near and dear to my heart,” says Pam Carnochan. “It is titled ‘Solitaire’ and it was inspired by one of my many wanderings around this gorgeous lake in the most impressive wilderness reserve [Limberlost Wildlife and Forest Reserve] that is so generously open to the public. I am so grateful to have such special spaces in my life and love to try to capture the joy and wonder they give to me.”
“Solitaire” measures 28” x 19.5” and is selling for $1,600.
“The medium that has become my home for my artist’s heart is wool, and more specifically Watercolour with Wool. I use the wool from my resident sheep that I shear, wash, and dye and then ultimately felt into landscapes,” she adds.
About the artist:
Pam Carnochan is an artist, farmer, and B&B operator. She has been fascinated with sheep and all aspects of living off the land for her entire life. The city could not hold her interest, she needed space and land to raise animals, grow food and share with others her time and knowledge of rural living. And so the land of rocks and trees and water became her home. Pam has been playing with art for most of her life and is so grateful to be considered an artist since she has no formal training. It is because of this that she believes so strongly in the gift of art play. It is in doing this that you get to discover the gifts and perspectives we all have by tapping into the intuitive.
The process that Pam is most known for is called Watercolour with Wool and it is a combination of felting techniques used to create wool paintings. The wool comes from her sheep; she shears them and washes and dyes the wool and then takes the coloured fleece and creates art. She loves to share her process and knowledge of this very experiential art form that all can do from five to 95 with no experience in art necessary. All that is required is a sense for fun.
For more information, visit MorganHouseWoolWorks.ca. Pam’s studio gallery is located at the Morgan House Bed and Breakfast and open by appointment when pandemic restrictions allow.
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