‘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 landscape I also create my own folklore.’

Pamela Tait


Pamela Tait graduated from Gray’s School of Art Aberdeen BA (Hons) Fine Art, and is based on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands. She has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Mexico and the USA.


Pamela is currently collaborating with Stuart Murdoch on the Belle & Sebastian Lyric Book which will be published by Thames & Hudson and Volume. She is also collaborating with Scottish Surrealist writer Douglas Thompson on Oneironauts, published by Zagava.