Pamela is a Sydney based artist and works from her studio at One Plus 2 Artist Studios, Lilyfield. Pamela attended the National Art School at Darlinghurst Sydney 1989 - 1991, completing her Diploma in Fine Art, then went on to complete her Masters in Art Therapy at the University of Western Sydney Nepean in 1994 - 1995.
Pamela's art works have been acquired by Allen Arthur Robinson Collection in Sydney. She has been a finalist in numerous Art Awards such as The Blake Prize, The Paddington Art Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air, Pro Hart Broken Hill Outback Art Prize, Stanthorpe Art Prize - Queensland, and The John Leslie Art Prize - Victoria. Pamela's works are in private collections across Australia and in countries such as France, Canada, USA, Japan, England and Hong Kong. Pamela won the overall $10,000. 2014 Gosford Regional Gallery Art Prize, won the $15,000. Gosford Regional Gallery Art Prize again in 2015 for her work 'Dusk Falls Across The Flinders', and most recently won the 2019 Hunters Hill Art Prize for her work 'Saulėtekis'.
Pamela Honeyfield’s artistic practice is situated within the tradition of Australian abstract landscape painting. Working mostly with oils on large scale canvas or linen, the works embody a timeless preoccupation with the landscape and one’s position within it, insisting on a woman’s place within a historically male dominated genre.
She says, “The work will often take on a life of its own and each colour and brush stroke made, will dictate the next. In this dance and relationship with the surface, I allow the colour and the placement of marks and shapes to play and interact”.
Her paintings are gestural documents of the artist’s sensitive perception of landscape, capturing the mood, atmosphere and raw energy of places travelled and experienced. Music and the action of painting are integral to the process of collecting a visual language and translating the inner dialogue of the artist. Here, it is observation and memory that ground the gestural mark-making, recalling the experience of environment and imbuing it with expressionistic colour, movement and texture.
For Honeyfield, “There are many variables when creating a work and you have to be willing to lose and regain images until it's resolved. The best marks made and paintings created are when I seemingly disappear for a while in my work, and when I return I know that I have had some kind of 'happening' with the canvas”.