Pamela Augustino

Home: Toronto, Ontario
Title: Courage with Hearts
Media: Oil on canvas / huile sur toile
Dimensions: 46 x 76 cm

I am primarily a figurative painter. I paint commissioned portraits as well as portraits of my family and friends, working from life and photographs in oil on canvas. Courage with Hearts is a painting of my granddaughter after her bath, preparing herself in front of a mirrored dresser. Everything around her, the childhood objects, the open door and the reflection in the mirror are part of her childhood, but also tell of her growth into womanhood. The painting shows the passage of time as she is nurtured, protected and woven into the stories of the women in my family.


1993-95 OCAD, Toronto – Honours, Italy Residency Program
1969-72 Goldsmiths College – University of London, UK


2004-10 Portraits and Still Life, Open Studio, Toronto
1996 Immutable & Immaterial, Propeller Centre for the Arts, Toronto
1995 Florence Diary, The British Institute, Florence, Italy


2006-07 Portraits & Symbolism Canterbury, Whistable, Faversham Arts Festival, UK
2000 White, Area Gallery – 401 Richmond, Toronto
1998 Divine, Propeller Gallery, Curated Exhibition – Rae Johnson, Toronto


1996 November 7, Roze-Fischer, Nathalie, “Walls Witness Human Tides”, NOW Magazine


1993 David L. Stevenson Award


2007 Co-Curator, Behind the Mirror – South Square Gallery, Yorks, UK


1996-97 Executive Committee/Events co-ordinator – Propeller Centre for theArts