Casey Chalem Anderson is a Greenwich Village native who passionately creates oil paintings of and inspired by the Hamptons landscape and its natural forms. Casey splits her time between Sag Harbor and New York City, immersing herself in both natural and urban artistic worlds.
As a child growing up in New York City, Casey’s parents took her to Greenwich Village poetry readings, gallery openings, dance recitals, avant-garde theater presentations and museums. She began to paint seriously at the High School of Art and Design, N.Y.C., also studying figure drawing at the Art Students League. She graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Art, where she studied with Joan Brown, Elmer Bischoff, Christopher Brown, James Cahill, and other prominent Bay area artists and art historians.
Casey participates in Hamptons benefits like the Cigar Box Art Auction for the East End Hospice and the Annual Studio Benefit Tour of the Artist Alliance of East Hampton. Casey also helped to create Plein Air Peconic, an independent artist group that works with the Peconic Land Trust to protect the land and water that is so essential to her paintings. She helps produce the group’s annual art exhibitions and coordinates painting outings at conserved sites.
Casey can often be found at the beach, observing the changes in time, color, and weather, which manifest on her canvases as a balance between tranquility and visual stimulation. Her paintings are collected by those who wish to access that serenity and the emotional lift of color that her work so uniquely offers. The colors motivate her to create this parallel world in paint. These pieces are a creative interpretation of the ocean, where the artist feels most grounded.
At the same time, Casey engages with New York City’s own landscape, attending gallery, museum, and cultural events. Much like the Hamptons, the city art community provides an important creative foundation. Casey’s art is consistently informed by her surroundings, be it the quiet rhythm of the beach or the activity in the city. Casey’s newest works are an abstract series that use the colors of her Hamptons palette in novel, abstract forms that connect, but also inform, her realist works.