Inspiration Pastel Painting

Inspiration Pastel Painting

Just finished this pastel painting in time for a show deadline. “Inspiration” is an 18×24 pastel painting on sanded paper. It is part of my Contemplation series, depicting the desire for inspiration, which can be artistic, literature, poetry,...
Magic Ball Man Portrait Prize

Magic Ball Man Portrait Prize

Gobsmacked and over the moon to find out that my pastel portrait painting “Magic Ball Man” won 1st place in the Portraits category of the Heaven Art Gallery Competition. This also means that my work will now be represented by the Heaven Art Gallery in...
Figurative Painting Award

Figurative Painting Award

Just received the exciting news. My pastel portrait painting “The Gold Bangle” won Judge’s Choice in the Contemporary Art Gallery Online Figurative/Portrait Competition 2017. This is the best inspiration to work harder. Realistic art is difficult...
Charcoal and Pastel Drawing

Charcoal and Pastel Drawing

This is “Untitled-Male” a 14×14 charcoal and pastel drawing on Rives BFK paper. Although a smaller work, it will be framed out to 18×18. I decided not to give it a title so as not to impose any particular theme. I want the viewer to wonder: is he...
Magic Ball Man Portrait

Magic Ball Man Portrait

This is “Magic Ball Man” a 16 x 20 pastel on Rives BFK paper. Prints are available at: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/magic-ball-man-rita-romero.html The Magic Ball Man is a very talented entertainer from York in UK. I was fascinated by his look, which...
First Place in Richeson 75

First Place in Richeson 75

Wow, I am gobsmacked!! Just found out that my pastel painting “The Gold Bangle” won First Place in the Richeson75 Figure/Portrait 2016 Competition. Really appreciate what the judge, William Schneider, said about my work. Thank you to my lovely model Katrina Sherwood. I am greatly honored to be included among such great artists in this prestigious competition.