Meet Pam Collins
Pam Collins is a mostly self-taught artist, who works in watercolors, mosaics, and fabric (not simultaneously). She has studied under nationally known artists in pursuit of her favorite mediums. Collins has lead numerous watercolor, fabric and mosaic workshops in her studio, at area art centers and school districts. Pam loves to share her passion with others and is inspirational in her work.
She has received grants from Five Wings Arts Council, funded by the McKnight Foundation, to further her education and grow with new experimentation.
“Being an artist is a continual learning and growing part of my life. My art is my response and commentary of life around me. Each experience and interaction allows me to think of ways to incorporate it into my work. My reactions to what I see and experience dictate what kind of art I produce. Regardless of the medium, my work is generally representational, and I prefer working large scale vs. small. Working on small pieces requires the same amount of energy and detail, but feels more restrictive and less satisfying.”
Other creative accomplishments:
Pam has served at various Central MN schools as Artist in Residence teaching in all three medias. Other classes developed as her love of Mosaic and Fiber Paint blossomed. Pam has led classes for a wide variety of students always sharing her passion for art and personal expression.
Pam currently resides and creates art in Staples, MN.