I am a Barcelona based painter and designer. I've been painting custom art for interior designers, and private clients, whilst also creating my own unique painted pottery, furniture and fabric since 1989. I started my design career in Sarasota, Florida (USA), after studying printed textile design in London (Middlesex 1985-1988) and now I headquarter in Barcelona (Spain) since 2017. Skilled, reliable, imaginative, a great colorist; I can paint it for you. I love creating objects that are part of our everyday use, and which add a sense of enjoyment and playful enrichment to any living space. I am honestly most happy when I know that that my work has brought a smile, and lifted the spirits of myself and my clients.
Directly below you can see an over view of my work. Further down the page please browse through the specific categories of my work: Fabric, Floorcloths, Painted Furniture, Ceramics and Murals. I am PamDesign. I am here to help. Thank you.
In this gallery, you can see a wide range of projects big and small, on many surfaces, work that is patterned, expressive and varied ; from naturalistic depictions of plants and animals to pure pattern design, and my sheer love of paint and colour.
I love painting furniture. Its a way to completely transform the environment of a room. Many of us have tired, old, oppressive, but useful furniture that can be transformed and given a new life by changing its colour, energy and identity by painting it. I have seen this transformation occur many times, and it really can seem like magic. I typically paint on wooden furniture, but metal surfaces can easily be painted, as well. All work is sealed with a protective finish to ensure durability during normal everyday use. Many of the works you see here are very specific custom projects. I also paint small pieces of furniture in my spare time for pure enjoyment. These personal pieces are often for sale in my online shop.
Murals are either painted on site, right onto the wall, or onto canvas in my studio. Canvas is later attached to walls, and framed with my custom framing, usually painted half round wooden framing. Of course the benefit of having the work on canvas is that it can be taken down and easily re applied to another wall when circumstances require.
My main art school education was in textile design. I have a bachelors degree printed textiles, but I soon afterwords began painting freehand onto fabric, either in apparent repeat for yardage for upholstery, or painting specific compositions for applications like pillows, or custom designed pieces for shapes of furniture for upholstering or wall hangings. My fabrics are heat set, permanent and hand washable. Every inch is hand painted.
POTTERY AND CERAMICS
As a natural outcome of my decorative painting work I soon learned to paint and fire my own pottery. It is a process I truly love; the firing adds to my painting work, an outcome I cannot entirely control. This has always yielded a happy outcome for me in terms of fusing pigments and my design and drawing work. My kiln is my partner, and works with me in ways I cannot always predict. I love my kiln.
My pottery is fired to cone 06 and is non toxic, safe for dishwasher, and totally for everyday uses: Please use it!! I also paint on tiles for large installations like back splashes and individual spot tiles.
My pottery work has been an avenue of great personal expression. Its a medium I can indulge for speculative self expression, and I have enjoyed creating and developing a body of work based on purely personal vision since the early 2000s.
Canvas floorcloths are a delightful,expressive, and very practical way to embellish a floor, a design solution that has existed since the 18th century. I have had the privilege of being featured in two very good books about floorlcoths and their history: "The Complete Book Of Floorcloths" and "Floorcloths" both of which tell the long and fascinating story of this decorative item. My floorcloths are durable, flexible. I do not hem the edges, I feel it allows for a smoother finished article. I cut and seal the edges. I am happy with this this approach.
Floorcloths are painted on heavy canvas, and the end result feels and acts a lot like leather. They work great in kitchens , hallways, entrance ways, dining rooms and bathrooms.