Short Biography

View PDF file: Pamela Fairburn Curriculum Vitae

View PDF file: Pamela Fairburn Biography


Pamela Fairburn


Sydney Mixed Media Artist 


Diploma Art Education, Bachelor of Education (Art),

Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts.


Pamela paints and teaches to her ‘Woodford Bay Art Group” from her Longueville studio in Sydney.

She taught Art in High Schools: Evans High Blacktown and Castle Hill High and in Special Schools: Cromehust at Lindfield.


Paintworks BookPamela co-wrote the book 'Paintworks' in 1981 while at Cromehurst Special School.


She has held painting workshops and has taught at Bathurst Winter Art Schools, Meroo Combined Arts at Kurrajong, Coonabarrabran and at many art societies: Lane Cove, Drummoyne, St George, Bankstown


Her paintings have won many awards and have been shown in many group and solo exhibitions.


She was President of the Lane Cove Art Society 2006 till 2008.


She is an Associate of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales, a Member of the Lane Cove Art Society, a Member of the Workshop Arts Centre Willoughby and an Exhibiting Member of the Ku-ring-gai Art Society.


She has judged many art exhibitions.


Pamela is interested in the experimental qualities of watercolour and mixed media in paintings. She enjoys the freedom and spontaneity that watercolour and gouache can produce, and has also explored the versatility and vibrancy of acrylic paints. Strong colour combinations are used, as are unusual techniques such as encaustic and hot wax, various forms of resist and printing techniques are incorporated into her paintings. Collage textures using handmade papers, fabrics, found objects and metallic surfaces are often integrated into her paintings as well. Drawing is always an important element in all her paintings, she often uses unusual implements such as sticks, combs, brushes, sponges rags and knives.