I am a portrait artist who works with pastels from my studio in Haverfordwest, UK. I have created portraits for customers internationally. My goal is to create the best portrait possible for my clients. When creating a portrait I like to use a combination of pencils and pastels to achieve both softness and detail. I use heavyweight textured pastel and watercolour paper to give an extra depth to each piece and I love the simplicity of a bold paper colour to really make the subject stand out from the page whilst still complimenting them.
Pastels are a very special medium.
They can be textured or soft depending on the papers, pastels and technique used by the artist. A pastel drawing is often referred to as a painting due to its ability to look similar to the brush strokes and blendable nature of paints. A portrait is a wonderful tribute to a beloved person or animal. A family portrait, a deceased pet, a newborn baby. Whoever it is that you cherish, a portrait can bring a smile for many years and turn a house in to a home.