Pamela was born in New York City, and holds university degrees in Visual Arts and in Education. She specialized in figurative painting while studying with master painters at the Art Students League in NYC. She is an accomplished painter, photographer and writer. While in Vienna she wrote and photographed for English language magazines, and wrote a play which was successfully produced in Brussels by the American Theater Company. Her travels have taken her from North America to Mexico, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Polynesia and Asia. Wife of a European diplomat, she has found each foreign posting to be a rewarding adventure, and a unique opportunity to experience other cultures in a different way.Her interest in waterways began with her first trip to Venice in 1972, where she and her husband became engaged. Interestingly, her life in Bangkok, known also as the Venice of the East, has brought her full circle during her exploration of the city’s canals or klongs. Pamela and her Austrian husband, Friedrich, have three grown children. The family shares a cultural openness, a love of languages, a deep appreciation of other people and the interesting stories people have to tell.