Joining us this week is Pamela Cailloux. This Québec artist is heavily influenced by her Huron and Algonquin heritage. She has been involved with Artists Against Racism and Art for Aid.
Q. How did you get started in art?
A. My parents needed time to themselves, enlisted me into art.
Q. Were you exposed to art as a child?
A. I was lucky to see many forms from my after school teacher!! Then I started winning competitions in school for posters, then I won all awards in high school.. because I never did my science project...I did my art projects!!!
Then I swept the awards with vocational art school,..it's a fight, even then I didn't have a lot of support, about 1997, after being taught my basics, I was able to incorporate my knowledge with culture.
I absolutely believe we can be influenced, but not to copy..it was already done, why do it again?
All of the above images are copyright Pam Cailloux and shared here with permission.
Try it Yourself
Paint a happy elephant with Gogh Box Art Crate.
You will need:
pallet or paper plate
a few different sizes of paint brushes
an 11x14 canvas or heavy paper
a cup of water for rinsing brushes
paper towels for blotting the paintbrushes and cleaning up messes