Born in El Dorado Springer, Colorado, Pansy Stockton spent time in Durango and Silverton, and later moved to Denver where she studied at the Cory School. As an artist in Colorado, she was known for her sun paintings, depictions of the Mount of Holy Cross, and the Gateway to the Garden of the Gods. In 1941 Stockton became a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and studied with Robert Graham and Eliot O'Hara. Her subject matter became oriented to the Southwest, in scenes depicting Indian Figures, Old Tesuque Plaza and Mission at Los Ranchos de Taos. She is best known for her assemblage of botanic depictions, using hundreds of varieties of vegetation as mediums in her work. Some of her pictures had as many as 10,000 components, elements like bark, leaves and twigs, and during her career worked with 250 kinds of vegetation from all over the world. Prior to vegetation, she worked in oils, watercolors and tempera.