Count Down #4 – Pamela Peterson, Artist Extraordinaire of Art Pastiche

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul – and you answer.” ∼ Terri Guillernets

Pam answered the knock and now her soul is shared in her beautiful fine art.  As a visual artist, Pam’s pieces tell a story as if she looked deep into your soul and pulled every special element about you and painted it on the canvas.










Defying the Odds

This piece was inspired by the song “All the Above” by Maino. The faint letters and dark papers throughout represent the struggles each of us encounter in life. The blue and white areas, including the large white “S”, speak to the joy felt when we overcome our challenges.

I am personally grateful for this piece of art as Pam painted it for a very special friend of mine who has battled cancer 4 times and has survived it every time. Her struggles are difficult but she is truly an inspiration to me. In my friends words, this is what she has to say about this piece of art…..

“Aileen, you always celebrate my battle. You have always been one of my biggest cheerleaders over the last 16 years. The “S” is for survivor because that is what I always do, survive. All the little pieces represent me. Sometimes I am in pieces but with love and support I always get held it together.” – B

Give the gift of love this Holiday and let Pam paint your story so generations to come can tell it!

This is what Pam had to share with us about herself and her art. 

What inspired you to start your business?
I have always felt a deep desire to be creative but never allowed myself to think that I could actually have a business that would allow me to do that.  Then in 2000, a book on decorative painting inspired me to start a business that carried me through most of the decade. Last year, after taking my first collage class, I took a leap again and changed my business to solely creating fine art.  And I have never looked back.

Can you describe your art as if I knew nothing about it or the market?
Using acrylic paint, repurposed magazine pages, paper, plaster and even small objects, I “paint” on watercolor paper, wood and canvas.  This is referred to as mixed media art. Recently I began making one of a kind note cards using repurposed National Geographic pages.  But I especially love creating custom pieces of art for individual clients that commemorate a special event or beloved person.  This is when my work truly tells a story.

What’s one big thing you want people to take away from your art is?  
Though we may speak different languages or hold different beliefs, our emotions connect us and provide a common ground. With my art I always hope that the viewer is able to feel whatever emotion the piece evokes and to use those feelings to have a deeper connection to the world around them.

Contact Information:

Contact Pamela Peterson directly through

Art Pastiche website at



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