The Beauty of Soft Pastel

Pastel is pure pigment; the same pigment used in making all fine art paints.  Ms Hash is a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America, which is located in New York and is the oldest pastel society in America.  The pastel medium was first mentioned by Leonardo daVinci in 1495.  Other artists known for their works in pastel include; Edgar Degas, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin, and Mary Cassatt