Patricia Lake Reflection
SELECTED for the 27th Annual International Open Exhibit Pastel Show
May 4th Tacoma WA:
the 27th Annual International Pastel Exhibit for the
Pacific Northwest Pastel Society was
juried by renown pastelist and painter
Lorenzo Chavez. There
were 300 entrants from all over the US and Canada, so I felt very
fortunate and proud to have been selected for the exhibit and I was
awarded the first annual NPS Maggie Price Memorial Award for my
painting Patricia Lake Reflections.
Maggie Price recently
passed and was instrumental in the promotion and appreciation of
pastel painting. She was the founder of the Pastel Journal I am most
pleased with receiving the first Maggie Price memorial award. I have
spent many hours reading Maggie's books and watching her DVDs.
Although I never met her, I felt connected to her through her
teaching and love of pastels....
Her absence is heartfelt in our community.
Lorenzo was kind enough to have a photo taken with me after his
critique of my work. I would also like to thank my mentor, Phil
Bates, for all the help and support he offered during the painting
of Patricia Lake Reflections and my other projects!
This show is the best I
have seen and has many excellent works of art on display. The show
runs through June 14th. The
American Art Company is hosting the show and the show can be
visited and paintings purchased Monday through Saturday at 1126
Broadway, Tacoma WA, 98402
This is a 2
minute slide show with the stages I went through to create my self
enjoy working with my
hands and using my artistic imagination. I
am only now beginning to understand the importance of this to my soul.
In 2008 I picked up a pastel and made my first mark. At the time I had no
idea it was the beginning of a journey and the beginning of a lifelong
friendship. Art allows me the freedom to express
myself and answer my curiosities. I make paintings that provoke thought
and pleasure. And hopefully create a connection with others that I know
and I haven't yet met.
I am still
learning… I have only begun my journey… Take a moment to share my travels