Dancing Irises 9 x 12"

Sunday, December 26, 2010

About the Artist

I was always fascinated by color.  As a young child I would stare at the guilt squares of pink, turquoise, and yellow when I was supposed to be taking a nap.  Through the years I experimented with embroidery, watercolors, acrylics, oils, stained glass, tissue paper collage, weaving, and jewelry making - all for the love of color.  In the Spring of 2009, I took a Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain class.  Toward the end of that class we were working with charcoal.  I asked myself what would it be like to start substituting color for the charcoal.  My friends encouraged me to try pastels.

~ Constance Gehring


Also check out:

New Mexico Pastel Society at pastelsnm.org.