Pamela Grabber | Solace Studio
Artist – Painter
Whether it’s vegetables and flowers grown in my garden, familiar domestic objects, or landscapes I’m immersed in, I’m especially interested in capturing my place in time through the medium of paint as I explore these timeless images in both Plein air and alla Prima approaches. Working in my home studio, I enjoy exploring the grisaille technique which is a method of applying colored glazes of oil paint over a black and white under painting. This method requires several days of drying time between layers and I find the winter best suits this practice for me. As I paint in oils, watercolor, acrylic and gouache, my intention is to convey a sense of solace, wonder, and peaceful contemplation born from my direct interaction with nature and natural light.
My journey into painting came by way of my fine arts degree in printmaking. I used watercolors to plan the four color separation process for lithography, which is similar to the planning process for the grisaille technique in oil painting. One could say I paint like a printmaker!