Pandora grew up around surfing and was a professional longboarder before making the career move to painting. Thanks to her mother, Karen Decoster, an established painter, Pandora grew up exposed to the art world. Paint and brushes were always part of her life. Pandora’s paintings show a fine balance between a naive minimalist setting, with a certain emotional realism present in the faces of the women she portrays. They capture real life all around her, a life of sea, and of surfing, often during a magic light at the end of the day. However, she is not trying to paint surfing; she is painting her daily life and the real people in it.
Having grown up in the Bask country, rich with Art Deco architecture, in combination with the sea and mountains present within the landscape my work is strongly tied to what I encounter every day. The natural topography of my home and the natural beauty of women are the two main components of my art. Specifically, I am inspired by the women in my life; strong and beautiful. It is for this reason that my art revolves around women; my landscapes, I feel, are not complete without a female figure within them. Surfing and longboarding are also an important part of my life. It is for this reason that you can see it within my art.