I am a part-time pastel artist in colorful Colorado. I would love to give up my day job to be a full-time artist, but it's not in the cards at the moment. I do not have a formal art education, but I have taken pastel and colored pencil classes, along with reading instructional books and actively participating on WetCanvas.com, a website for and by artists of all skill levels and education. I recently had a piece accepted for a calendar page at ArtWanted.com. Very excited about that!!! I keep working at building a sufficient portfolio that will allow me to enter competitions and/or shows. But it's a slow process sometimes. Life keeps getting in the way! I live in Idaho Springs, Colorado, with my other half, Bruce, and our cat....Kat. (Bruce named her, not me!) lol I hope you will enjoy my work here.