Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

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There is something magical about pastel. The luminescence, the immediacy, the vibrancy and the feeling of that small stick of pigment being an extension of the hand all contribute to pastel being my favourite medium.

Pastel can be used in so many ways to complete work in an artist’s chosen style. I like to use it to achieve the fine detail required in my paintings of wildlife, particularly birds, and can be carefully blended in backgrounds to suggest environment.

Apart from oil pastels (a totally different oil-based medium), hard pastels

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