Pamela Tait



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Bottle Brush And Maple Unite / Etching on paper

Friends Together At Culbokie Woods / Etching on paper

On The Road To Cromarty / Etching on paper

The Goo-Ass Parade, Glen Affric / Etching on paper

The Craigie Woods Gift Exchange / Etching on paper

The Fun Field Border, Avoch / Etching on paper


I was talking to someone about how I create all the little characters in my work and he taught me a new word, Pareidolia. This is the psychological phenomenon where the mind responds to a stimulus by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists, and this is exactly what happens when I look at trees. By visually exploring the lines and forms created by the overlapping branches of trees, a gathering of sweetness and darkness appears. And through this personal connection with the trees in my own landscape, is the creation of my own folklore.


I am a Visual Artist based on the Black Isle. My practice developed in to a new medium in 2016 after receiving funding from the ‘Highlands And Islands Visual Arts And Craft Award Scheme’ and ‘The Bet Low Trust’ to learn Printmaking. My work is now predominately created as etchings, my background being drawing and painting.
The imagery in my work is inspired by the lines and forms created by the overlapping branches of trees. I’m enjoying the folklore that is unfolding through this working process, especially as the trees I’m working from can all be found around where I live.