PAM SLATTERY was born in Melbourne in 1949. As the daughter of an artist, Pam had always been interested in art and drawing, but it was not until her move to Cairns in the tropics of Far North Queensland in 1979, that she began to paint seriously. She has been painting and exhibiting professionally since 1980.
Pam's paintings were popular from the beginning of her career and have continued to be purchased by Australian and overseas art collectors. While living in Cairns, Pam exhibited permanently at the Upstairs Gallery, Reef Gallery, Christy Palmerston Gallery, Mowbray Gallery and Port Douglas Gallery of Fine Art. She has had several solo exhibitions and has been part of numerous joint exhibitions.
Pam was an artist-in-residence at the Radisson Treetops Resort, Port Douglas and at Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman in Queensland, where she spent weeks at a time living and painting in tropical beach and rainforest surroundings.
In 1999, Pam was selected to exhibit in the prestigious Birds in Art Exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin, USA. Her painting, "Aussie Birds", was also selected for the USA National Tour and then purchased by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum as part of their permanent collection.
In 2014, Pam was again selected to exhibit in the Birds in Art Exhibition in Wisconsin with her painting "Caught in the Act" also being purchased by the museum as part of their permanent collection.
In 2001, Cairns City Council selected a painting by Pam Slattery from many submissions received, for purchase and presentation to Cairns' Sister City, Rhiga in Latvia.
In Cairns, Pam taught watercolour painting to adults and children for many years at the Art Barn and in 1990, she was invited to teach two terms of watercolour classes for a group of ‘gifted and talented’ students at a local primary school.
Since relocating to Sydney, Pam has become a member of The Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) Inc. Pam’s great love is painting birds and she is a keen birdwatcher and photographer.
Nature inspires Pam’s work and her paintings capture the texture and colours of the Australian landscape and birds.
With Brush and Canvas in Queensland’s National Parks, text by Joan Starr, published in 1989.
June 2016 - Honourable Mention in the Miniature Section - Art on Show, Mackay, Qld.
September 2015 - Honourable Mention - John Copes Watercolour Prize, Bowral, NSW.
June 2015 - First Prize in the Miniature Section of Art on Show, Mackay, Qld.
July 2014 - Best Traditional Work and Highly Commended for Watercolour - Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) National Awards.
August 2013 - 1st Prize for Acrylic - Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) National Awards.
April 2013 - Gallipoli Art Prize finalist.
August 2012 - Highly Commended for Watercolour - Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) National Awards.
July 2011 - 1st Prize for Watercolour - Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) National Awards.
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wasau, Wisconsin, USA.
Rhiga City Council, Latvia.
Heron Island Resort, Queensland, Australia.
Raddison Treetops Resort, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.
Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman, Queensland, Australia.
Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney, Australia.