My pastels have two main sources of inspiration: the shifting beauty of the natural landscape and the sensuous lure of the pastels themselves. Although I love to paint the landscape and am inspired by nature, I am not primarily interested in naturalism, but rather in representing what has moved me about a particular scene and exploring how to translate this feeling into line and color. Soft pastels are ideally suited for my purposes: the crystalline structure of the pure pigments reflect and refract the light, resulting in a luminosity and richness of color. (For more information about the medium, see About Pastels.)
Some of the pastels shown below are available for purchase. Because of the way that the website loads images, the comparative sizes shown below are misleading. Please click on a thumbnail if you want to see the dimensions of a particular piece. All are custom framed with archival mats and UV filtering glass. Many of these images are also available as limited edition prints on my online store. For more about my prints, see my blog post Digital Fine Art Prints.
If you are interested in purchasing original pastels or have questions re prints, please contact me.