NEWS

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It is an honor to jury the awards in the pastel category for the Hudson Valley Art Association Annual Exhibit in January 2017.


Thank you, Pastel Society of New Jersey, for inviting me to demonstrate a portrait in October, 2016.  It was a wonderful afternoon!


I am thrilled to be teaching educators in Suzhou and Beijing, China about the use of pastel for the month of August, 2016.


Painting Perceptions has published a wonderful interview with me conducted by Elana Hagler.


I have been invited to present a talk about my portraits at Hampden- Sydney College in Virginia on March 23, 2016.


I want to thank artist/ writer/ teacher Richard Halstead for his beautiful essay, The Quiet Power of Ellen Eagle, about my portraits.  Read the essay here at The Halstead School, Richard’s blog. A revised version is published in Fine Art Connoisseur, February 2016.


I am very honored to have been awarded the prestigious Pastel Journal Award at the  2015 Pastel Society of America Enduring Brilliance Exhibition.  With 1,363 submissions to the exhibition, to have Portrait of Marela Alvarez  accepted and so honored is a true joy.


I recently had the honor of painting the family portrait of musician Jon Bon Jovi, and that of the writer and activist Maxine Hong Kingston.


Portrait of  the Young Artist Marela Alvarez has received an Award of Merit from The Portrait Society of America 2014.


I am currently videotaping a series of portrait and figure painting demonstrations in pastel for the innovative teaching company, New Masters Academy.


La Maison du Pastel Henri Roche –  I am honored to have been invited to create a 36 and 48 stick portrait set for this singular manufacturer of handmade pastels.


I am pleased to announce my ambassadorship for the Royal Talens Company, manufacturers of Rembrandt pastels, Canson papers and Arches.