Pamela Allen Creates a Special Commissioned Artwork


Two Women in the Wilderness
Pamela Allen

I have long admired the artwork of the amazing Pamela Allen.  I asked her if she would be willing to make a very special artwork to commemorate the seventeen Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness canoeing/camping trips which my sister and I have taken. Yes!

I chose Pamela because of her affinity for artwork about women, the fact we have talked about the joys of having a sister, and the fact that she had been wilderness canoeing in the past.  My only request was that the artwork clearly show both of us and that we were out camping.

Pamela included items near and dear to our hearts:  Our Kevlar canoe glowing in the sun, the trees, the water, our little golden backpacking tent, our beloved paddles, Nancy’s hat with the ear flaps, and an homage to my love of creating found art at our campsites.

I have the artwork hanging in my formal dining room turned personal gallery. I stop by every time I walk by and appreciate another detail of the hand and machine stitching, the choice of fabric, and the wonderful imagery.

I would recommend Pamela most highly for a commission and thank her for this wonderful, beautiful, and meaningful artwork.



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04 2012

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  1. 1

    Showed this post to my grand daughter Liz Sunday she loved it too. She reconized the canoes her, her husband and some friends took a week in the Waters last fall.

  2. 2

    Absolutely wonderful!

  3. Madeline Hawley #

    What a creative, wonderful piece of art. I’ve been an admirer of Pamela’s work since the first piece I laid eyes on. I would consider myself very lucky to have one in my possession, enjoy!!!! My daughter dearly loves camping and can’t find anyone who shares her passion, unfortunately she has no sister. I am blessed to have two. This piece surely tells a story.

  4. Kristin McNamara Freeman #

    Thank you for posting this wonderful Pamela Allen commissioned piece. Pamela has been a favorite of mine since she first stepped out publicly with her fiber art. She has captured in her style the stories you have shared about your travels with your sister. The fine details and images all so clearly in the style that identifies a Pamela Allen work are wonderful. What a treasure you have received in this work of art.

  5. 5

    What a wonderful way to comemmorate such special times with a special person. I’m a long time fan of Pamela’s work and this is a delight.

  6. 6

    How fabulous is that?! What a wonderful memory she has created for you.

  7. 7

    It is very fun and charming, as well. Love the sleeping bags, and all of the special touches.

  8. 8

    How delightful. That is a fun rendetion of the Boundry waters and she really captured it. Great choice of color, fabrics and love the trees.