April Artist of the Month: Wendy Prest, Pastel Artist

Mon, Apr 4 - Sun, May 1 @ All Day

The PCA Gallery welcomes pastel artist Wendy Prest as the April 2022 Artist of the Month.

Wendy’s exhibition dates are from April 4 through May 1. The Gallery will be open Sundays from Noon to 2 PM for viewing her works. An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, April 10, from Noon to 3 PM.

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, where artists share their current work and can give or request advice. She gives HTP lots of credit for improving her pastel skills.

She is 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 is also taking courses at Rivier College in drawing.

She 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.

Wendy’s work can also be seen at www.wendyprest.com and she can be contacted at wendy.prest@gmail.com.

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