JUNE • 2022

Pam Harden

Arts Exhibition

Artist Reception

June 4, 2022 • 1 to 4 pm

MICA Gallery

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Purple Red Flowers

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Caribe

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Artist Bio

What?  Paint without brushes? Yes.  That is what I do! After painting with oils, watercolors, and acrylics in a very realistic way, I have gone to the opposite end of the spectrum with acrylic paints. How about using a hairdryer, straws, skewers, etc. to spread paint?  Sure, why not?  Let me explain my journey….

I have been painting professionally for over 20 years, but my love of art began as a child. My mom was head of the arts in Junior League, so as kids, my sister and I were always creating something!

My favorite medium was oils. However, after having some lung issues, I had to quit using them due to the fumes.  I tried acrylics but couldn’t get the results I wanted so I gave up painting for a while.

In 2018, my mother-in-law sent me a news article about “pouring paint” using acrylics, something I’d never heard of. I was intrigued, so I gave it try. Now I’m hooked.

Acrylic paint pouring, also known as flow art or fluid art, is a form of abstract art. Using acrylics with a thin consistency, I add layers of paint using a variety of techniques to get the paint to react and combine in different ways.

I love pouring paint! It’s taken a little while to catch on, but I love painting without brushes and coming up with new ways to spread paint on the canvas. Also, I love hearing what people see in the paintings.  Let your imagination run free!

Over the last few years, I have learned many different types and techniques for pouring paint.  My education never ends. I follow several different artists on and I'm always eager to learn new techniques.

I have participated in juried shows in Petoskey and Harbor Springs and have shown my paintings at various galleries in Michigan. My travels to different parts of the world have contributed to my love of colors (especially ocean colors). I have lived in Hawaii and California and currently reside in East Lansing, Michigan, with my husband and dogs.