In 2000, an opportunity arose for Pam to enrol in a chalk pastel class with the Extension Department of the University of Alberta. She fell in love with the lush colors and tactile nature of chalk pastels and returned for a few more classes with instructor, Ron Wigglesworth. She was fortunate enough to have Ron take her under his wing and mentor her, not only in chalk pastels but in printmaking as well. With such new experiences and mediums to try, Pamela began experimenting with acrylics as well. She continues to refine her pastel skills while branching out in acrylics, oils, printmaking and drawing. Her subject matter is wide and varying. Forays into abstract forms have opened new doors of expression and excitement. Nature continues to be a main love for Pamela both artistically and in her life.