My therapy is pastel paintings -- portraits and Blue Ridge scenery mostly from Floyd and Franklin County, Virginia areas and south on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I really love doing portraits (people or animals) as I  feel it is such an honor and great reward when the subject's loved one(s) are touched by the painting.   I say the eyes are the windows to the soul and when everything comes together just right in a portrait --- the eyes follow you!

   I have a passion for pastels and love experimenting with color and the various pastel painting surfaces.    I work from reference photos and enjoy painting the beautiful blue ridge views and portraits of people and pets.  My husband says he believes my forte is in pet portraits....I certainly love animals and I believe that shows in my work.  

       Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my work.   My latest work is "Tazwell Home Place"

Tazwell Home Place


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I love it. You are amazing. Pat
-- Pat Boyd, 9/14/11