pastel

My pastels arise from pilgrimages to places of beauty. I usually make in situ sketches and collect odd digital images for color and shape reference. When I return to my studio, I then have access to hundreds of pastel sticks gathered over years. I browse through the in situ sketches and digital images, then set them aside and build a landscape in quiet reflection. Some of these visual moments—from France, Greece, Australia, New Mexico, Vermont, Kaua'i, and the Mendocino Coast—are below.

Green River in Autumn (Sandgate, Vermont) Sold to Private Collector - Sandgate, Vermont: Pond in Fall - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Mendocino, California: Wild iris - Pastel Landscape Artist’s Private Collection - Lot Valley, France: Lavender field - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Stanford Hills, California: Spring wildflowers - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Lot Valley, France: Summer, Puy l'Eveque - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Santa Cruz, California: Grasses - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Santa Cruz, California - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Stanford Hills, California: Fall - Pastel Landscape Arlington, Vermont: Fall on River Road - Pastel Landscape Sandgate, Vermont: Barn - Pastel Landscape AVAILABLE Framed 26” x 20” - Santa Fe, New Mexico: Winter, Canyon Road - Pastel Landscape Santa Fe, New Mexico: Three aspen, winter, Canyon Road - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Santa Fe, New Mexico: Winter, Canyon Road - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Santa Fe, New Mexico: Winter, Acequia Madre - Pastel Landscape Yosemite, California: Winter - Pastel Landscape AVAILABLE Framed 17.5” x 15” - Sandgate, Vermont: Pond in winter - Pastel Landscape Yosemite, California: Merced River - Pastel Landscape Yosemite, California: Merced River - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Yosemite, California: Yosemite Falls - Pastel Landscape AVAILABLE Framed 14” x 18.75” - Sandgate, Vermont: Winter forest - Pastel Landscape Manchester, Vermont: Winter field - Pastel Landscape AVAILABLE Framed 23.5” x 20” - Taos, New Mexico: Taos Pueblo Church - Pastel Landscape Artist’s Private Collection - Mendocino, California: Little River - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Stanford University: Wildflowers, spring - Pastel Landscape Artist’s Private Collection - Palo Alto, California: Baylands - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Palo Alto, California: Baylands - Pastel Landscape Sold to Private Collector - Chora, Mykonos, Greece: Blue door - Pastel Landscape