Wendy Prest, a CAS member has been selected is the April Artist of the Month at The Parish Center for the Arts in Westford. Pastel works are called paintings rather than drawings. Although no brush is used and the pastel is applied as one might apply chalk or crayon, the end results look like paintings rather than drawings.
Wendy has been painting with pastels for about 15 years, supported by a small group of local friends who are also pastel artists. She also belongs to an online group called How To Pastel (HTP), where artists share their current work and can give or request advice. She gives HTP lots of credit for improving her pastel skills. https://www.howtopastel.com/
She is also an avid photographer. “I have been a lover of beauty all my life, especially flowers. My photography enhances my pastel work and I usually paint from my own photos. ”Wendy has studied with Joelle Feldman, Robert Carsten, Karen Israel, and Laura Pollak. She starting taking courses at Rivier College in drawing.
Wendy has had several one-woman shows and has won numerous awards, including a first and a second prize in pastels at the Westford Regional Art Show at the PCA in the years before COVID. See more of her work here: https://www.wendyprest.com/works
Contact Wendy direct: firstname.lastname@example.org
Westford Parish Center (PCA) 10 Lincoln Street, Westford
Artist Reception Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 12 noon to 3 PM
Other gallery hours: Sunday April 24, noon – 2 PM, May 1 noon – 2 PM