Pamela (Linder) Smith was born in Seattle Washington, raised in San Diego, CA, and has been a resident of Goose Creek, SC since 1988. Pam began drawing and painting at a very young age under the encouragement of another gifted artist, her mother, Gail Linder. Primarily self-taught, her main love is drawing (charcoal, pencil, and pastel) and painting (acrylic, watercolor, and oil). Her favorite compositions are of people, which include American Indian subjects (herself being of Cherokee descent). She finds inspiration from works by the Italian artists and sculptors of the High Renaissance period, the Dutch Masters, and the Impressionists. She continues to explore new mediums and expand her talent by attending art workshops and creative arts classes in the Charleston area. She has been an active member of the Goose Creek Artists Guild since 1992. Her occupation has brought her to the visual and performing arts world as she has been employed by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department since 2000.