Caughey, Pamela

Pamela Caughey is an artist living in Hamilton, Montana.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983.  She lived in London, England in 1983-1984, where she studied photography, drawing, and ceramics.  After moving to Montana in 1986 with her husband and family, she began her serious study of watercolor and served as President of the Montana Watercolor Society in 1996, Vice-President in 1994-1995, and Watermedia Chairperson in 1994.  She later pursued art at the University of Montana and earned her M.F.A. in painting and drawing in 2010.

Since her move to Montana, her work has been collected and included in numerous juried, solo, and group exhibitions in Montana and throughout the country, including the Missoula Art Museum, Holter Museum of Art in Helena, MT, Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, MT, Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, Harwood Art Center Albuquerque, NM, La Galleria del Conte, Milwaukee, WI, and the Salmagundi Club, NewYork City, NY.

Caughey is on the faculty of the Bitterroot College of the University of Montana in Hamilton, Montana where she teaches courses in Visual Language-Drawing, 2D/Color and Design, and 3D Foundations courses.



Watercolor & Encaustic mediums


Pamela is interested in creating art related to the natural environment, as well as psychological, social and biological themes, while maintaining a strong appreciation for aesthetics. The encaustic medium holds a special interest for her, as the medium of molten wax encourages spontaneity, the ability to work on a malleable surface, and the opportunity for direct translation of emotional content. She also enjoys experimental approaches to other media, including mixed media collage and printmaking.