An award-winning painter, Pam developed her fine art style while living in subtropical North Queensland amongst sugar-cane fields and mountains of pristine rainforest and creeks. Historically, she rejected representational images and this, she supposes, was a result of an art college education that emphasised the abstract and the emotional content through expressionism, although during her schooling she was attracted to Surrealism, Romanticism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood movement. Pam’s natural bent was for representational and realistic images but with compositions that also evoke the emotions. She hopes to influence people to look around themselves and see what they are doing to the environment. Consequently, Pam recently started a portrait series to promote conservation ecologists who volunteer to save or improve what is left of the natural environment.