I’ve always needed a creative project to occupy my mind. Tried working with flowers – discovered allergies, tried cake decorating – ate too much, tried soft pastels – FELL IN LOVE!
I enjoy painting reflections and light. Pastel is the perfect medium for these subjects. Unlike paint where the pigment is mixed smooth with a binder, the pigment in pastel is fairly raw with tiny edges that reflect light – this is why pastels look so vibrant. Artist quality pastels contain as much pigment as possible with very little filler, resulting in intense colors that most other media can’t match.
This purity of pigment ensures the painting will last for many lifetimes. Pastel is one of the most permanent art mediums in existence. Many pastels painted over 200 years ago are still as bright and fresh as the day they were created.