Mangonui is home to Pam who is of Maori and Croatian descent. Resin art is a recent obsession, as Pam loves the gloss and vibrancy it gives colour. Layering materials into the resin creates depth and dimension which can be manipulated with different effects. Pam creates images that resemble looking down a kaleidoscope with repetitive patterns or dioramas and an offbeat narrative. She is not a formally trained artist, more an inquisitive, creative 'tutu' with a love of the quirky. This is her happy place and she can lose hours, even days, especially during the winter.