l’m a pastel painter, enjoying both landscapes and portraits. I would describe my landscapes as representational bordering on impressionistic. I enjoy plein air painting (but not in this heat) and aim to convey in my paintings my experience of the beauty and peace of the location where l’m working. Since there’s so much chaos and busy-ness in the world today, I like to be able to convey a feeling of tranquility via my work.
With portraiture, I primarily enjoy doing children’s portraits, especially when I can express in pastel the joy and wonder on a child’s face.
I do have some giclee prints of my work, and have recently started making cards using acrylic abstracts.
Barbara Steinacker, Painting