Artist bio

In my art, my passion is to create something that speaks to the quiet spaces in the hearts of those who view it. To be able to provoke thought in the truth that resonates to where you are at that moment in time. A message of hope, truth, love, peace, and strength that one can feel an the knowing that your enough. God rebirthed my love of being an artist, the artist I have been since I was a little girl. I have been through a lot in my life growing up being bullied and not heard. Having a sexual experience at 17 and becoming pregnant. I hid that secret with my dear life until 2 weeks away from birth. The hiding brought me down a path I had no idea of the consequences that have shaped my life for years. Life continued to be very challenging for me, feeling alone and fearful and hard to cope. Wanting to live and disappear at the same time. Years went by... I got married and I raised two beautiful children, lost a husband to heart disease and began the journey of being a single mom of 2 young beautiful boys, who are now amazing men. I also recently met the little baby boy I gave up for adoption so long ago and met him and his beautiful family. I loved and lost and thru it all God began to continue to unravel the lies and continued the restoration of who I am, A Beloved child of God. I recently finished up a series of 7 crosses that reflect all that I know to be true in my life. I am submitting one of these crosses. The series started with the idea of the cross being our shield. Standing in the promise’s of the cross and taking up the shield of faith to dismantle the lies and live, as God desires for us. “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one”. Eph-6:16 Creating and fixing my eyes on what is my foundation. My hope is that my art brings you more of the same. Creating art with a message of hope I walk in Restoration, renewal and rest and that is what my art is about.... “For in him we live and move and have our being” Acts 17:28 Pamela has been exhibiting artist for the past 35+ years. With her background in photography, she draws on that strong sense of design and composition. She is able to use that strength in creating her mixed media art. Pamela uses all kinds of found objects, whether it be a rusted piece of metal or a piece of birch bark just shed from its tree. She also finds inspiration from tattered bibles, hymnals, old ephemera, German scrap, reused coffee filters, vintage journals and things that she finds in her travels. The intimate choices of her color palette are subtle hues of browns, tans, greens, whites and pops of color. The process of incorporating these materials with the mix of paint, in developing new layers of meaning that form the mixed media message.


The Wings of Joy and Grace


Mixed Media

Artist Statement

"The Wings of Joy and Grace" is created to bring Love, Hope and Grace into the world. my process and goals are to be able to
provoke thought in the truth that resonates to where you are at that moment in time. I always start my process from Spirit led inspiration with ideas that births from my heart in what I see or hear and I move that idea to my journal and then to the canvas. As I create, I love listening to music and sometimes the quietness of the old mill building is just what I need. I hear the whispering of the Spirit that brings life in me to the canvas. I release the process to the one that creates.
I continue to learn my art is a metaphor for life, it’s about starting something and pushing through those uncomfortable moments, rising up with it and the most amazing feeling of conquering the doubt the fear, moving thru it and finishing it and letting it go. Knowing that I’m enough and that I can make mistakes and, in those mistakes, they can teach me things and I can push through and create something beautiful. I hold these moments dear to my spirit and the way I feel and move and through that connection I grow and become and create.

How it fits into contest

This is what art can do, it can bring, Love - Grace - Hope

“The Wings of Joy & Grace” is created to bring encouragement, wisdom, Grace, Joy and Love for self and community.
There are several verses that inspired this piece and when I finish there is always some thing else that is revealed in the work. I love this beautiful unveiling of creating work and giving God the glory. The work is an exploration of Gods truth in the believers lives told in a unique and special way. Blessings to you.

Ephesians 6:16-18
“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

Belt of Truth - Absolute Truth is Gods word and living thru His words. The foundation of all that we are in Christ Jesus - His Word is Truth. The wings are made from bible pages. *Note on the Feathers - protection/Gods covering - there is also a layer of feathers from an old bible that represents Gods Truth in our lives “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart”
Breastplate of Righteousness- Righteousness is about making a choice to regularly engage with Scripture and spend time with God. The power comes from the Holy Trinity which is represented by the 3 Birds on the chest of the bigger bird.
Gospel of Peace - The Good news of Peace is represented by the image of a beautiful bird. When I see birds in the wild, in particular, eagles, hawks, hummingbirds and red cardinals they remind me of who I am in Christ and God is always with me and brings me a peace in my spirit.
Shield of Faith - is the word of God - the feathers that are made from bible verses represent the shield of Faith in His word. The feathers which make the wings and represents Gods word gives us a supernatural strength in our faith and our community of faith that lifts us up on eagles wings.
Helmet of Salvation - we walk every day with Hope. This piece as a whole represents Hope.
Sword of the Spirit - The Word of God which is integral part of my work. The Word of God inspires and is everything.
Praying for all the Lord’s People - *5 is the number of Grace - there are 5 rows of unique paper feathers and they represent each of us as unique individuals. All the feathers make up the wings, with the wings representing the fullness of community together in lifting each other up. Working together makes us stronger and united. The layers of feathers from an old bible pages represent the protection of His mighty wings. They also represent the support we get, lifted up by His love, His strength, His power = We are lifted in God’s Grace.

Other verses that inspired this piece…
Psalm 63:7 - for you have been my help and in the shadow of your wings
I sing for joy”. Is written on the blank canvas before I started the piece.

Psalm 91:4 - He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart”

“The Wings of Joy & Grace”

I believe in love – I believe in restoration, I believe in healing, i believe in Grace, I believe in Hope. I believe God has a plan for everyone, I believe that God’s timing is perfect and I believe that We are all beloved children of God.

In His amazing Grace
Pamela Chiasson
“For in Him we live in and move and have our being” Acts 17:28

This is what art can do, it can bring, Love - Grace - Hope

How to Purchase this Artwork

Original (30"x48" mixed media on canvas) is no longer available.
Fine art reproductions available—sizes and cost upon request
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