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A piece of Pam Walker's work

Local Talent Q&A: Pam Walker, painter, 70

Our summer-long showcase of the area's eclectic mix of artists, photographers and makers

What’s your practice? I’m a painter who trained mid-career at what was then St Martin’s School of Art. My studio is in Arlington House (pictured above), a hostel for homeless people. I run collage workshops from my home in Kentish Town.

How does the area inspire you? I’ve been in NW5 for as long as I can remember. I came here when it was still affordable for young people to live and even buy. Despite how much it’s changed, I still love its vibrancy, transport links, independent shops, access to three ponds, a huge swimming pool and a lido. Then there’s the Heath, Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park, all on my door step.I’m inspired by London and its changing landscape.

What are you most proud of? One of my paintings called Detritus on Dungeness Beach.

Pam Walker
Painter Pam Walker

Where’s your favourite place? Doppio Cafe for the great coffee and low key atmosphere accompanied by soft jazz. I like Tapping the Admiral, the traditional old pub on a back street – a quiet, convivial place to meet friends and do the odd pub quiz.


More info on Pam’s website and Instagram.

Main image: Arlington House by Pam Walker

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