Corey Pitkin’s work is an exploration of ephemeral beauty expressed simply and genuinely. Using old master-esque muted colors complimented with subtle edgework his pieces shift and glimmer yet maintain their precision. His subjects are memories that slip away when you try to hold onto them for more than a moment.
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Award winning painter, instructor and author Tony Allain has been painting for over 40 years. A self-taught painter of colour, light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised on Guernsey in the Channel Islands he moved to paint and live in Cornwall, UK to capture the unique clarity of light living on the peninsular of the West Country. Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Maritime Museum, Guernsey and Queen Mary 2, Cunard Ocean Liner. He has exhibited with The Pastel Society of America in New York, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, London, The International Pastel Exhibition, Suzhou, China and the Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London. A move to New Zealand in 2006 proved to be a turning point in his career with the acceptance as a Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand.
His work is regularly featured in The Artist Magazine, the Pastel Journal and the Practique des Arts.
He is a member of The Pastel Society, London,UK
Associate member of The Royal Society of Marine Artists, London, UK
A signature member of the Pastel Society of America
A member of the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
A member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast.
Tony now lives and works from his studio in Scotland.
My passion will always be the landscape, it is why I became an artist. I want to share my vision of the world I see. Colour and light is my motivation for choosing a subject. The light sparkling on the water, the colour reflected in the landscape. I favour the early morning or late afternoon to capture these effects. I think an artist has to allow their surroundings to firstly reveal itself in a way that helps them share their vision with others.
The quest for perfection can bring with it fear of making mistakes and can result in a style which can seem inhibited. I am not interested in pure representation; my work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by landscape, still life or interior. The most precious thing we artist have is our visual language.
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Lorraine W. Trenholm was born in New York, and attended Pratt Institute as a painting major.
She moved to Colorado in 2004, where she does studio and “plein air”
Painting of the Southwest, and teaches classes and workshops in pastel and
oil painting. Lorraine’s award winning paintings have earned her signature memberships in three pastel Societies, Master Circle status with IAPS and her paintings are in private collections in the U.S. and abroad.
My painting spirit is restless, always seeking new ways to represent my perceptions of the world.
Painting is a challenge – it is one of the most difficult and satisfying activities in which I have ever
There is always something new to try, and the driving force is “what
I am a retired illustrator/designer/teacher who is rediscovering my passion for painting. I love all different media because they each suit a different mood or style; but the spontaneity and expressiveness that can be achieved with pastel is exciting. I enjoy painting wildlife and landscapes the most and hope to do more plein air painting in the future.
Retired from a long and enjoyable career in high school science education and administration, I am very involved in painting landscapes in the studio I had built in my backyard and plein air painting around the state of NY and in my travels out west. I am a member of the Pastel Society of Western New York, the Rochester Art Club, and the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters for personal growth and the camaraderie of other artists. As a current member of the Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada, I hope to join you someday to paint in the beautiful parks of Red Rock Canyon and Fire Valley where I recently visited.
I always liked to draw, mostly with a graphite pencil. It was mainly fashion sketches (I was even thinking to pursue a career in fashion design but it never happened :) ) and occasionally portraits. Being in the college I had an opportunity to take an acrylic painting class which I liked a lot. Few years later I singed up for watercolor and drawing classes (both online and offline) and then finally tried a pastel medium. Nowadays I am mostly focused on two media - pastel and watercolor and want to improve my technique in both.
I am happy to be a part of this pastel community and looking forward to learn from it as well as to contribute to it as much as I can
I work in pastel & watercolor as well as acrylic and oil. I like to do portraits of people and animals, plein air, life drawing and imagination inspired work.
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Karla Leopold is an international award winning artist. She is excited to be a member of the Red Rock Pastel Society. Numerous art materials are used in her artwork however pastels are on the top of her list as an all-time favorite. Pastels are often used in her mixed media work and plein air paintings. They were used on this painting on the easel. She looks forward to joining you in the beautiful Red Rock area to paint.
Her art studio is in Idyllwild California and she invite you to come join her to paint in another beautiful place.
Growing up in the Midwest, I spent much of my time outdoors.
I have always loved drawing and painting.
After college, I began long career in graphic arts and printing.
All my experience in retouching and color correcting provided me a great base for color, value and hue.
Gateway Pastel Artists
St. Genevieve Art Guild
Southeast Missouri Arts Council
Red Rocks Pastel Society of Nevada
Thank you for your interest in my work. I love painting everything from landscapes to people and love the challenge of capturing the essence of the piece. I work in soft pastels because I love working with pure pigment and exploring all the different textures that pastels provide. I am available for commissioned work and would love to talk about what you might want.
My work has been accepted into and won awards at various national art shows. I am a member of the Colorado Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of New Mexico.
I can be contacted at 970-749-4092
You can see more of my work at:
"I have been painting in pastels off and on my entire adult life, only more seriously the past decade. A staff accountant by day, I recognized no creative opportunities in accounting, hence my art outlet. I've juried into local shows as well as the Maryland Pastel Society Expressions in Pastel after being fortunate enough to have studied under Jocelynn Tice, as well as many workshops with Stan Sperlak and his visiting guest artists.
Primarily a landscape and figure painter, I am eagerly awaiting my relocation to Nevada from NJ, where the western light and landscapes are eagerly anticipated."
I am Anna and i am muralist painter. Artist. I love my profession, my profession is my life. I make mosaics, painting, graphics, masterclasses..
I happy to share my art works with you.
Please feel free to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Olga V Romanchikova
I live in Moscow, Russia
NPS Member/ IAPS Member.
The last 2.5 years has been fascinated by pastels.
Amazing technique, the use of pure pigment in pastels gives a velvet effect, and it is simply fascinating.
The majority of my works are landscapes, wildlife, pets and botany.
I prefer to work in the technique of realism or in the expressive manner...
It is a special pleasure to watch how work comes to life under your hand, a soul appears, especially it concerns animalistics.
For me painting is a kind of meditation, art therapy, I fully immerse myself in the creative process.
Cindy Gillett is an Idaho artist who paints with soft pastels and oils. Her focus is primarily on intimate scenes, where she emphasizes the individual qualities that make a person, place or thing uniquely its own whether it be the quality of light, reflections, atmospheric effect on the subject matter or simply its unique physical attributes. Her work can be viewed at: www.cindygillett.com
Cindy Grossman, Taos, NM, began studying drawing in 2012 with pastel artist Kathleen Smith, also of Taos, New Mexico. After a year, while still under Ms. Smith’s tutelage, she started using pastels and it has evolved into a delightfully challenging, but extremely gratifying passion.
She is currently part of an exhibit with The Taos Pastel Group at the Blumenschein Home and Museum, Taos. She will be exhibiting other works beginning July 5, 2019, through October with the same group at the annual art show held at Hillcrest Bank of Taos, northern branch.
She continues her study and exploration of this medium and since 2014, has taken various classes and workshops with other pastel artists, through Dakota Pastels and as an attendee at the biennial IAPS convention, held in Albuquerque, NM.
A little about my work:
Light is the first thing a person sees in his life. First, the child divides day and night, then blurry images of the world around him, in which the faces of parents are woven. and then concrete objects of the world appear. Light is also the last thing a person sees when he dies.
Light captures silhouettes, objects hidden in darkness, human faces. If there is no light, there is nothing. There is only the hidden potential that completes our consciousness. At the border of light and shadow, an abyss separates the worlds. Strange things can happen there or nothing happens at all.
All this is either light or the absence of light.