About

Pamela Belcher, CPSA, is strictly a colored pencil artist, having worked in the medium since 1995. She draws a variety of subjects - whatever suits her fancy at the moment.  The slow laborious medium suits her working style perfectly.

Pam was born in New York, grew up in Denver, and after high school moved to the Seattle area. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington State University in 1975. After not creating art for awhile, she rediscovered her passion when teaching weekly art lessons at her son's elementary school; it was then that she discovered colored pencils. She started drawing seriously, took a few workshops, read numerous books, and joined the Seattle Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. In that group she met a large number of generous, talented people who have become valued friends and continue to help her hone her craft.

Pam has exhibited widely in the Seattle area as well as in several national exhibits. She is featured in the Best of Colored Pencil Volume 5 by Rockport Publishers and has two pieces in Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow by Northlight Books. In 2016 she had several pieces published in two Quarto Books: The Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques by Judy Martin and The Complete Guide to ART Materials & Techniques edited by Caroline West. Pam is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) where she enjoys Signature Status; she has served as Newsletter Editor and President of the Seattle CPSA District Chapter 207.

Contact her at pam@pamelabelcher.com.