Artist Pam Nelson's New Home Collection

Well-known Dallas artist Pamela Nelson spent the last three years collaborating with various artisans to translate her paintings onto fabrics, tiles, rugs, and into other objects for the home. 

Some of the talented people she worked with were Philip Einsohn at Accents Con Aqua in Dallas; Peter Fasano Fabrics and Wallpapers in Massachusetts; Janan Ott, master rug hooker, Dallas; and Foster Stained Glass in Bryan, Texas. She has also designed embroideries sewn by Honduran women in co-ops.

Homecoming, a show at Nelson's studio which will debut the collection, opens this Saturday April 4. View the collection every Saturday in April, then in May at Robert Bellamy's studio (Read the press release at the bottom of this post for all the details you need).

Nelson's downtown loft studio.

14" x 14" tiles made from travertine, glass, slate, and inlaid marble.

Chopstick Table, 42 " round pedestal table. 

Gilt sofa with fabric designed by Nelson and printed by Peter Fasano.

16" x 16" inlaid porcelain tiles.

Wave folding screen, steel, glass, rice paper. 5' x 5'.6"

Throw, acrylic on linen.

Textile, acrylic on linen.

Textile, acrylic on linen.

Pam in front of a wall of Texas Medallions, inspired by stained glass rose windows she created for a local church. They're made from wood with beads and jewels. 

See more of her collection on the website, or better yet, go to the show and see them for real. 


An Installation
Paintings, Prototypes, Projects

Dallas Multi-Media Artist Pamela Nelson Debuts HOMECOMING
with Four Saturday Exhibitions in April

Multi-media artist Pamela Nelson presents Homecoming, an exhibition of her recent work and collaborations for the home. Porcelain tiles, wall medallions, wallpapers, rugs, carpet tiles, fabrics and multi-paneled steel, glass and tile screens comprise this vibrant new collection translated from her hybrid painting, sculpture, furniture and assemblages.

“A good word to describe the projects is ‘translations’ because each piece is a translation of my paintings,” Ms. Nelson says. “They are based on pattern, rhythm and repetition, much like daily life, with nuances, surprises and stumbles. I am intrigued by imperfection in natural forms, in the urban grid, in work made by hand. Repetitive work is often women’s work. Parallel lines that never meet. Work that is never finished.”

The name Homecoming has special significance in these times. “We were supposed to have this show at Gerald Peters Gallery but then the gallery closed. So I’m bringing it home to my own studio.” Nelson’s light filled studio is in downtown Dallas, two blocks north of the Farmers’ Market, where she’s worked without ceasing for 15 years.

Nelson has worked on this collaborative effort for nearly three years with four other artists and specialists, mostly in Texas, and with the Honduran Threads co-op which she supports as a board member.

She collaborated with Philip Einsohn at Accents Con Aqua in Dallas to incorporate her organic geometry, as she calls it, into a steel folding screen; inlaid tiles of natural stones, porcelain and glass; and composite rugs.

Peter Fasano of Peter Fasano Fabrics and Wallpapers in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (he is represented by George Cameron Nash in Dallas) produced Nelson’s fabric for her gilt sofas, and her custom wallpaper.

Janan Ott, a master rug hooker in Dallas, translates Nelson’s paintings into a lush hand-hooked rug from American wool. Ms. Ott worked on this five by six foot rug for a year.

Quint Foster of Foster Stained Glass in Bryan, Texas, makes the stained glass fireplace screen and the four-sided mosaic lamps.

Nelson makes the extraordinary Texas Wall Medallions, assemblages on round wood in various sizes representing the 29 cities most important to the artist. Some of these relief sculptures began as paintings, the larger ones named for Dallas and Houston; smaller works for cities such as Lubbock and Bryan. The Bay City medallion includes Nelson’s grandmother’s buttons.

Also among these colorful expressions are the hand-embroidered pillows from the Honduras Threads Co-ops. In this case, Nelson created the designs; the artisans picked the colors, creating spectacular pillow talk for bed, sofa, chairs and floor. “These pillows are amazing,” Nelson says. “One pattern can look a million different ways. I’ve been knocked out! I give them fifteen different designs and they produce endless variations.” The board sends French embroidery thread and cotton fabrics to the co-ops. Fabrics donated by a dozen Dallas designers are also used.

The Homecoming exhibition also includes Nelson’s paintings and works on paper. Also on view are altered and beaded furniture, functional and non functional.

The exhibition Homecoming can be seen by appointment in April and at the Open Studio Salons every Saturday in April (April 4, 11, 18, 25) from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition is also online at

For appointments and information, please contact Judith Segura at Segura Studios,

972 385 4779 or email at, or Philip Einsohn at

800 905 6060, email

Pamela Nelson’s studio is located at 312 S. Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201.

The next venue for Homecoming will be Robert Bellamy’s east Dallas studio, Prairie Dog Imports, in May.