I am attracted to dry pastels because I find working with them so physical -- I can push the powder around with my fingers to blend it, and I feel it marry itself to the page. I donít like to have anything, such as a brush. between my skin and the texture of the chalk and paper. I have been doing art for over 30 years, painting with acrylics, making and casting Japanese paper, yet pastels remain my favorite medium, so I have concentrated on pastel art since 2010.
I was raised in New York City and as a child I visited a different museum every Saturday, often studying for a long time one picture or a sculpture or piece of furniture, trying to understand it and how the artist made it. Looking analytically is the best way to learn about the...
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