Pamela Caughey is an artist living in Hamilton, Montana with her husband and two sons. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. During her four years of college, she took courses in oil painting, ceramics, and art history. She lived in London, England in 1983-1984, where she studied photography, drawing, and ceramics. After moving to Montana in 1986, she began her serious study of watercolor. Since her move to Montana, her work has expanded into additional mediums (oil/cold wax, encaustic) and been included in numerous juried, solo, and group exhibitions.
In the fall of 2007, Caughey continued her studies in art at the University of Montana. She began graduate school at UMT in 2008, and earned her MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Montana School of Art in December, 2010. She is interested in creating art related to psychological, social and biological themes, while maintaining a strong appreciation for aesthetics. She enjoys painting in encaustic, acrylic and mixed media.
Caughey taught art foundations classes at the Bitterroot College of the University of Montana in Hamilton, Montana (Visual Language-Drawing, 2D/Color and Design and 3D Foundations) from 2010-2012. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula Art Museum and Holter Museum of Art (Helena, Montana). She is currently a full time artist.