Pastels or oil pastels refer to the application of soft colors by painting with soft sticks that resemble chalk. The colors (usually muted or lighter tinted) are drawn onto the artwork surface. Edgar Degas, a 19th century French painter was well known for his works in pastel.

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Abderrahmane, Latrache
Moroccan artist specializing in portraits and the human figure. [English and French]
Allaire, Ann Gable
Artist based in Kennebunk, Maine, who creates plein air landscape paintings.
Allison, Brooke
Florida artist who concentrates on still lifes and portraiture and offers art courses.
Antonelli, Cynthia Blair
New England based artist utilizes Photoshop enhanced images as references for her landscape and figurative paintings.
Budan, Karen
Pastel artist from Arizona who specializes in still life paintings of everyday objects. Includes resume and exhibition schedule.
Buttling, Helene
French pastel artist and instructor also working in watercolors and acrylics. Includes information about classes and residential courses.
Caldwell, Carolyn
Northeastern US painter displays her gallery of New England landscapes and Caribbean figurative works.
Castro Jr., Arcadio
Artist residing in Florida concentrates on the figure as subject matter. His emphasis is sports and the figure in motion.
Chavez, Lorenzo
Artist from residing in Colorado paints landscapes of the American West. Includes list of galleries exhibiting his work and schedule of artist workshops.
Christine upStairs
A gallery of pastel paintings by Christine Siegfried. Includes news, sketches and an artist biography.
Clark, John
Scenes of English wheatfields, windmills, cottages, and boats. Includes a biography, and links to the artist's Caribbean collections.
Cook, Betsy Payne
Pastel artist from Cape Cod focusing on plein aire painting. Includes biography and portfolio.
Czyl, Peggy
Based in Colorado and specializing in landscapes and coastal scenes. Includes resume, exhibition history and portfolio.
Dahl, Sandi
A pastel painting artist specializing in impressionist landscapes.
de Almeida, João
Portuguese artist working with pastel on large sheets of paper, often black and white, but more recently colored, and subjects including nature and landscape.
Dowse, Sarah
Portfolio of a British artist specializing in shoe portraits, landscapes and the human figure.
Edwards, Helen
Australian artist working mainly in soft pastel. Her work includes figure studies, land, river and seascapes which can be seen in several Victorian galleries.
Frechette, Louise A.
Louise, a national award winning artist, whose paintings are inspired by the awesome power of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, paints with a wide spectrum of richly colored soft pastel using her fingers only.
Gartzman Goonerman, Carol
Offers pastels of children, Victorian themes, the New Jersey shore, cats, portraits.
Glass, Margaret
Pastel and oil paintings; subjects are varied and include many from Venice, Italy and from her home county Suffolk, UK.
Goodstein-Shapiro
Paintings, personal statement, and educational biography of artist Goodstein-Shapiro.
Gray, D. F.
Canadian artist based in Vancouver paints in impressionistic style. Subjects include plein air landscapes, seascapes, old cars, figurative nudes and jazz performers.
Gulley, Niki
Seeks to capture the brightness and energy of spring and summer.
Hartman, Lesley Ann
Studio of award winning artist specializing in Arabian horses, pets and wildlife. Demonstrator for Daler Rowney.
Hepburn, Michael
Scottish artist specializing in portrait, landscape, maritime, still life and wildlife paintings. Includes biography and information about buying prints.
Higdon, Susan Luckey
Central Oregon artist who interprets nature's beauty with color. Landscapes, fly fishing scenes, lakes and rivers are her favorite subjects using pastels and oils.
Hills, Ria
Massachusetts based artist with a wide range of subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, interiors, portraits and figurative paintings.
House, Cindy
An upcoming landscape and nature artist in Vermont. She uses the Internet to inform viewers of upcoming exhibits and to display her work.
Intihar, Sharyn
Portrait and landscape artist based in Michigan and working primarily with soft pastels but also acrylic and oil. Includes resume and portfolio.
Iriks, Berenice Happe
These paintings describe the beauty of objects, landscapes, and people.
Jaenicke, Barbara
Impressionistic spaintings of landscapes and still life subjects in pastel and oil. She uses bold colors and a soft touch. Images and statement.
Joffre, Marie-Lydie
Virtual gallery of pastel and mixed media figurative artworks, a presentation of the new art technique of drawing pastel on stones and resources to learn about pastel.
Kalinowski, Kathleen
Pastels by PSA Signature member. Includes landscape originals and prints, a list of exhibitions, and artists biography.
Kendrick, Barbara
Colorado pastel artist specializing in luminous landscapes and coastal scenes. Includes profile and exhibition schedule.
Kenevan, Simon
Portfolio of a British artist specializing in pastel seascape and landscape paintings.
Kenney, Elizabeth
Artist from Indiana focusing on landscape and figurative work with elements of surrealism, symbolism, and narrative.
Kies, Beverly
North Carolina pastel artist specializing in the animal world in both contemporary and traditional representations.
Laframboise, Angi
Charcoal and pastel portraits drawn from your photos of adults, children, dogs, cats, horses and homes. Gift certificates available.
Lawrence, Susan
Displays the work of a pastel artist from New York City focusing on portraiture and the human figure.
Le Saint, Jean-Francois
Portraits, street scenes and landscapes of various countries.
Llorens, Gisela
A gallery of pastels which include portrait, figure, floral and landscape by a Florida artist working in a realistic style.
Massicot, Christiane
Christiane paints in pastel her native Berry, France countryside.
Meyerson, Jacqueline
Based in Pennsylvania and specializing in painting flowers and nature with vivid color and emotion. Includes portfolio and information about teaching workshops.
Mineo, Gerard
Specializing in family portraits.
Moriarty, Katie
With a unique method of applying pastels on synthetic suede, the artist evokes the Impressionist painters with a contemporary edge
Myers, Tatiana
Russian artist now residing in Pennsylvania and creating landscapes, seascapes, miniatures and illustrative paintings in pastel, oil pastel and egg tempera.
Palaschak, Don
Impressionist and representative pastel paintings of American and French landscapes, still life and animals. Original paintings and limited editions.
Pesta, Maureen O'Hara
Pastel paintings by an award-winning Indiana artist. Images, biography, and news.
Read, Cath
Bristol painter who paints still lifes and landscape. Images, biography, and exhibitions.
Schoenherr, Shelley Gorny
Michigan artist working primarily with pastel and oil pastel to create landscapes, coastal scenes, portraiture and still life in a representational style.
Segal, Harvey
Gallery of Pastel paintings include portraits, still life, and Landscape. Includes information on art lessons.
Smith, Tom E.
Original landscapes of La Jolla, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and several locations in Europe.
Southworth, James
Gallery of pastel art, awards and resume. Includes a demonstration of how a painting is built up.
Stull, Sean
Pastel landscapes paintings depicting natural themes
Sudworth, Anne
Mystical pastel artwork.
Swinburne, Lucy
British artist specializing in pastel portraits, particularly of animals and pets. Includes information about commissions and buying prints.
Swire, Michael
A gallery of abstract and modern works in soft pastel. Artist draws with his thumb.
Talley, Carol
Painter of pastel and plein air landscapes. Provides an artist statement, background, gallery and exhibitions.
Thompson, Neil
Pennsylvania artist creating contemporary landscape paintings in pastel and aqueous media. Includes resume, statement and portfolio.
Tibbs, Edward
British painter of village life, urban scenes, animals and people. Includes portfolio and information about commissions.
Truslove, Bill
Showcasing the representational paintings of an Australian pastel artist including equine, landscape, seascape and urban scenes.
Twardoch, Dariusz
A gallery of pastel paintings by a Polish artist focusing on an imaginary world of humanized puppets and moody landscapes. [English and Polish]
Wright, Gina
Portfolio of a Scottish artist specializing in seascapes, landscapes and figurative work, primarily pastels but some oil and watercolor.

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