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 graduating from Swarthmore College, 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 how I live my life to this day.
I am primarily a painter of 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 in Plein air. Direct observation in nature is at the core of my studio work of imagined landscapes, dealing with environmental themes, such as the world underground in the soil, and my wire sculpture series about extinction. You can find these works on my portfolio website: pamelacasper.com.