Artist’s Statement


PASTELS are pure dry pigment with a small amount of binder to form the pigment into sticks to paint with.  They have been in existence since the 15th century.  The individual particles of pigment look like faceted jewels under a microscope.   The facets cause the pigment to reflect light thus creating the glow in rich, pastel work.

The endless beauty and fascination of life,  both in landscapes and portraits is a never ending source of fascination and challenge to capture in PASTELS.    Whether it’s capturing the personality in a portrait or the Special Light in a Landscape or Still Life ….for me it’s all exciting because I love color.    I paint for the passion of Color.

I  do Papercuttings and Watercolors, too.

– Nettie Kennedy