Casey Chalem Anderson is a Greenwich Village, New York City native who has been passionately creating oil paintings of the Hamptons landscape since she moved to Sag Harbor in 1990. From her earliest childhood, Casey has been immersed in the cultural and artistic world of New York City. In the mid 1950’s her parents moved the family to Greenwich Village to be a part of the bohemian life. As a child she was taken to poetry readings, gallery openings, dance recitals, avant-garde theater presentations and museums.
It was at the High School of Art and Design, N.Y.C. that Casey began to paint seriously. During this time she also studied figure drawing at the Art Students League. She received a B.A. in Art from the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied with some of the Bay Area’s most prominent artists including Joan Brown and Elmer Bischoff.
Casey has worked with both the Peconic Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy, two vital environmental groups working to protect the open land that is so essential to her paintings. Casey is a founding member of Plein Air Peconic, a group of 12 artists dedicated to depicting the conserved sites of the Peconic Land Trust. She is involved in planning the group’s exhibitions and painting at specific sites. Casey participates in important local benefits like the Cigar Box Art Auction for the East End Hospice, the Annual Studio Benefit Tour of the Artist Alliance of East Hampton and the Art of Wine Bottle Auction which raises funds for the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum.
Through her glorious palette of emerald, lavender, aquamarine, peach and azure blue, Casey translates her affinity for the landscape by deftly balancing tranquility with visual stimulation. Casey’s paintings are collected by a wide variety of people who wish to access that serenity and the emotional lift of color which her work so uniquely offers.