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Louise Renée, winner of the June 2022 Plein Air Salon award for Best Beginner, shares her inspiration, technique, and advice. Plus we also have the winner for best Plein Air pastel - Lisa Skelly.
Pastel Live 2022 faculty members Richard Wilson and William A. Schneider share their work and stories.
Karen Margulis shares the inside scoop on creating her new instructional video plus Vera Kavura and flower power! Both artists are faculty at Pastel Live 2022.
Doug Dawson was one of the instructors who changed the course of my art path plus Jane McGraw-Teubner achieves Eminent status with IAPS.
Marz Doerflinger, the winner of the pastel award for the May PleinAir Salon, is a plein air painter who believes in the magic of painting one location plus a pod for painting on location.
Richard Suckling believes pastels are the perfect medium for those who like to draw and paint plus Bethany Fields paints the Texas landscape.
Carolyn Hancock, Ambassador for the Pastel Today newsletter, shares how she came to pastels plus the winner of the BoldBrush Pastel Award for May - Kathleen Newman.
Artist Carol Peebles is in the spotlight with her portraits. Carol has a deep belief in the power of drawing from life to connect us to our humanity and thus, to others in this life of ours.
Editor Gail Sibley interviews Brenda Boylan to find out the behind-the-scenes story of making FUNdamentals, an online workshop about pastels.
Lisa Skelly, the April 2022 Plein Air Salon winner, shares her inspiration and advice plus some news about a Degas painting.

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