Pastel Journal magazine

Pastel Journal magazine

By Ruth Rodgers

The Pastel Journal magazine has been the single most important resource for me as I developed my skills as a pastel artist over the past dozen years. I have every issue since its inception and I have written a number of articles for the magazine about other pastel artists’ work over the years, but it is very exciting for me to announce that the current issue includes an article that features my own work!

I was asked to write a piece for their ‘Creative Life’ column, tracing my experience of creating the sixty ‘Beach Bits’ pastel paintings to commemorate my sixtieth birthday in 2016. So if you are somewhere that sells art magazines, pick up a copy of the April 2018 issue and turn to page 10. The four images they chose to illustrate the piece are some of my enduring favourites from the series. Some of the remaining beach scene paintings can be viewed in the offices of Dr. Brian Nelson, ophthalmologist, in Sechelt, and at our upcoming show A Spring Landing at the Gibson’s Public Market May 18-20.