Welcome to Pamela Matthews and Grail Graphics
Angels, Goddesses, Tarot, Archangels, Soul Mates, Ascended Masters, Spirituality, Unicorns, Mermaids, Divine and Sacred imagery – the Visionary Art * of Pamela Matthews encompasses all of the above!
After experiencing an epiphany while walking alone on a beach more than 40 years ago, Pamela paints spiritual, sacred and visionary images which are widely reproduced and may be found in ashrams, retreats, yoga, meditation & healing centres as well as private homes all around the world.
* What is now commonly known as “Visionary Art” is actually one of three forms of surrealism, a term coined a century ago by the art poet Apollinaire and is from the French “surrealiste”, meaning above, or on top of, reality. Visionary Surrealism often illustrates religious or spiritual transformation, and is usually positive, even optimistic: to ‘delight and enlighten’.
Pamela has always adopted an eclectic approach to religion: sales record show that her best-selling image “The Living Christ” is evidently admired not only by Christians but by those practising a wide diversity of worship and faith.
The Goddesses-of-the-New-Light divination card pack remains in strong demand, and the deck of Tarot cards commissioned by the UK-based international Aura-Soma organisation recently went to a fourth printing. The deck is both traditional and contemporary: it is dynamic and currently contains 112 cards with more Archangels added in each year.
In 1988 Pamela embarked on a quest to find a spiritually compatible partner, and literally painted soul mate husband Richard Symons into her life: 1988’s “Reconciliation of the Sexes” may be seen as ‘before’, while “Ecstasy” was completed in 1989 following their meeting in extraordinary (even other-worldly) circumstances and is clearly ‘after’ – click on Articles for their true life Soul Mates story, which is now the subject of their new book: Soul Mates – How to Find One
Beginning in 1990 and for over a decade thereafter Pamela’s original work was exhibited internationally and reproductions were keenly sought after annually in London and biannually in Sydney at the Festivals for Mind-Body-Spirit where Richard acted as MC and PA Announcer (he was delighted to retire early from a journalistic career in the electronic media as a Newscaster and Sports Anchor, latterly with Sky TV).
Home is what was formerly their beach house and now includes a garden studio and a small gallery, ideally situated on the small-island paradise of Waiheke, also home to a burgeoning artistic community, fabulous beaches and some of the finest red-wine grapes and vintners on the planet – an idyllic lifestyle for which they give thanks daily.
Latest News & Articles
Pamela was pleased to allow the use of the Goddess image “Sophia – Peace Through Wisdom” on the cover of Burl and Merry Hall’s recent book “Sophia’s Web”, available on Amazon More than a revelation of Sophia as Divine Source … Read More
This book has now been reprinted in colour and extended to offer you an insight into the symbolism of trees and what is revealed when you draw one… The Tree is one of those universal objects termed an ‘archetype’ by … Read More
Aura-Soma New Aeon Tarot Deck
Embracing all of the traditional images with contemporary additions, this deck currently comprises 112 cards – there are two images for each of the Major Arcana, plus 12 Archangels (78 + 22 + 12 = 112).
Supplied in a presentation box and lid with booklet included, the deck can be used more effectively in conjunction with the Tarot Symbols Handbook, available in Books category.
Choose from two different card backs, the Bottle or Logo (select below to preview them).
Soul Mates – How to Find One
Soft-cover 22pp Booklet 15 x 20cm
Originally a Workshop Manual, now updated in full colour
A Love story – eyes meeting across a crowded restaurant; love at what was literally first sight; Soul Mates re-united; a partnership in which the whole has proved to be greater than the sum of the constituent parts…
And the best part of this story?
It’s all true, and it’s on-going… employing a range of techniques more than 25 years ago, Pamela made a conscious effort to attract a spiritually compatible man into her life.
She met Richard under extraordinary circumstances on 1 September 1989 – they have been together ever since, have given numerous Soul Mates workshops around the world in the intervening years, and have now put together this special book for you.