Painting the World


On a continuous quest for inspiration, artists often find the best way to engage with places they encounter on their travels is to paint them. By immersing themselves in the landscape, they experience it on a more profound level, absorbing its colors, textures, and moods, so that they can better translate their observations and feelings to the painting surface. Ultimately, the work represents a visual dialogue between the artists, the environment, and the viewers, bridging the gap between distant places and diverse cultures, and inviting others to connect with the unique beauty of landscapes around the world.

Tokyo in the Rain (pastel, 12 x 16 in.) by Shawn Dell Joyce
In the Valley of Mont St Michel (pastel, 7 x 17 in.) by Maria Marino
Promenade (pastel, 9 x 12 in.) by Jill Stefani Wagner
Dawn, South India (pastel, 9 x 12 in. ) by Ray Hassard

Did you see who we’ve got lined up to demo at next year’s Pastel Live? Alan Picard, Carol Peebles, Albert Handell, Karen Margulis, Colette Odya Smith, and Lana Ballot to name a few, with lots more to be announced soon!


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