Artist Notes

The detailed quality of the black and white drawings is achieved by using black pastel on vellum. The surface is both slick and clean, and yet has a remarkable amount of tooth to hold the black. This allows me to achieve a wide gradation of tone and overall detail.

The pastel paintings are done on surfaces that provide a substantial texture to allow and hold a many layered velvety bloom. These pieces will not be sprayed. It is recommended that they be matted with a double layer mat incorporating a trough or including a spacer to accommodate pastels prior to framing. Or, inquire about a custom frame that I have developed for my own pastel art pieces.

In all cases, it is my desire to capture the nature and spirit of the subject. From a soulful gaze, to a twitched up ear, to the energetic hovering of a hummingbird, to quiet reflected light - nothing is ever really completely static.  Peruse and enjoy!

Please  contact me if you would like to select one of my available pieces of art or commission a piece for yourself.
Curled Up and Resting 2017 black pastel on vellum18x24
Hello Cho! 2017 black pastel on vellum
-commissioned artwork-
Cho Bunny 2018 pastel on pastel card