I was born and raised in New York City. Art was a large part of my up-bring. I attended La Guardia High School of Music and Art and then Swarthmore College. I studied painting with Harriet Shorr and majored in Psychology.
After graduation, I determined I wanted to be an artist. Fulfilling a long held dream, I moved to Paris for two years on a self-directed study of art, culture, French language, food, and travel, outside the limits of academia. This experience influenced the way I eat and live my life to this day.
I am primarily a painter in Watercolor and Oil. Nature, color, and light put me in a state where I want to create. Paint is my preferred vehicle to express what I see. However, I do not limit myself to two dimensions. I make three-dimensional objects with found material when the feeling moves me.
I live and work in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Each year I set aside time to travel. When weather permits, I work outdoors en Plein air. Direct observation in nature influences my imagined landscapes and sculpture, which you can find on my portfolio website: pamelacasper.com.