Though a college trained artist, Karen Smittle is self-educated in the medium of pastel. Unlike the impressionistic landscapes and still lifes or the cherubic children for which pastels are generally known, Smittle's skyscapes and landscapes are vibrantly colorful and texturally saturated. Experimenting with many surfaces, some of her own making, she prefers a canvas specially manufactured for pastel, which allows layer upon layer of the medium and a larger format than most pastel surfaces are capable of supporting. As framing is very subjective, prices given are for unframed pastels, and do not include shipping. Framing is available, if desired. LAYAWAYS ARE WELCOME!