I've drawn and dabbled in several mediums since I was a girl until I discovered pastels. Pastel is a dry medium holding the same pigments of color as oil paints but with a dry binder. A pastel stick can make a variety of hard marks, or soft, or a translucent glaze, allowing for layering of colors. The crystals in the pastel marks or glaze reflect light creating vibrant color. For the last six years I’ve worked to capture in pastels Idaho scenes that speak to me.