“Artist to Watch” – Enid Wood
Congratulations to Enid Wood – she has been selected by Sally Strand as an “Artist to Watch” by Pastel Journal (Dec. 2015 issue). Seven artists in total were given this honor and we are proud to say that two of the seven artists regularly use PanPastel in their paintings. (Also selected – Kathryn Gentile who uses PanPastel – including on the piece shown in the magazine).
In the painting shown below (featured in the magazine), Enid used mostly PanPastel Colors over a sumi ink underpainting, on Colourfix Board. She used some pastel sticks to finish the painting. Sally Strand said “Enid’s painterly approach gives this industrial complex a dreamlike quality” and “her pastel application, in which she chisels out forms while contrasting various softened edges is vigorous and confident.”
Enid will be teaching a PanPastel workshop in Rockport, Texas February 20-21, 2016 at Rockport Center for the Arts on the Gulf Coast. Enid will teach how to use PanPastel Colors to add structure and drama to your paintings. Numbers are limited.
Our latest Q&A is with New York City based artist Beverly Brown. We wanted to share her beautiful PanPastel paintings and to find out more about her creative process and why she uses PanPastel. Beverly used PanPastel Colors for all of the work shown below.
My grandfather was a painter, illustrator, and professor. I grew up sitting on his lap watching him draw. It fascinated me. I had an amazing (and patient, ha) art teacher in high school that nurtured my abilities and helped me create a portfolio that was awarded several scholarships to major art schools.
Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, USA and Italy. Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in Encaustic and mixed media. Lora teaches workshops in Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and is currently working on an E-course, due to be released this year. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries.
Our latest Artist Q&A is with Canadian artist Amy Hetherington of Headspace Illustrations.
We have been following Amy’s work on Instagram, and love how she uses PanPastel for her beautifully delicate nature inspired illustrations. So we asked Amy to tell us more about her work, and how she uses PanPastel.