Pamela’s Wexford Beach image is a hit with Belfast art collectors

VISUAL ARTIST Pamela Doyle was delighted that her painting ‘Dusk’, which captures the breathtaking Morriscastle beach in Kilmuckridge, had been sold to a Belfast art collector after being shown at the Royal Ulster Academy, l Ulster Museum’s online virtual exhibition.

When Pamela first appeared at the exhibition, she was thrilled to be invited back to this year’s 140th year exhibitions.

“The picture resonated with a lot of people walking around Morriscastle or any coastal area and it really caught on with a lot of people. People have found a love for the sea scenes and I get a lot of requests for this type of work, but it means a lot to me also living locally.

“I asked the museum about the buyer but was told the buyer was a collector who had just fallen in love with the scene. It’s a huge exhibit on the arts and culture calendar and a lot of people there follow and try to go in. For the past few years, I’ve been very lucky to be selected every year, so people are slowly getting to know my work now.

“As a professional artist, you must try to build a legacy during your journey and be seen as a participant or player in the national and international art world. You must be a jack-of-all-trades a certain way and having your business strategy and social media is great but a lot of buyers want to research the artist and get to know them so print media is fantastic for cementing that My advice to other artists would be to get the job done and everything will fall into place after that”.

Pamela’s painting was bought for £2,000 and she added that her work is constantly evolving but for now she will use the same medium and style of realism in her future paintings.

The exhibition is still available online at www.royalulsteracademy.org.

Norma D. Ross