Pamela DeYoung

Pam’s interest in theorem painting came about with her interest in all things “Old”. So, what is theorem painting?

Theorem painting is an early American art form started in the 1800’s in finishing schools for 12-13 year old young ladies. The young students were limited in their abilities but wanted to create a painted picture. A technique was then created where a series of layered stencils were used to establish a perfect design. What was appealing is that it enacled a non-professional to create an acceptable art form.

However once Pam finishes painting her theorems her work continues with finishing a frame to enhance the painting as was done in the 1800’s.