I still love pastels, but I decided to play again. What has gotten into me? I will tell you what it is. It seems to me that the world wants prints, but original paintings – not as much. I always kind of had an issue with printing my work. Years ago, I participated in an art fair. There was another woman there who also claimed to be selling pastel paintings. I was quite irritated with her. For one thing, I was selling pastel paintings; she was selling copies of pastel paintings. I found that most people tend to be confused about pastels anyway, and this only added to the confusion.
People kept telling me that I should sell prints of my work. I attended a meeting on selling work to corporations. The presenters said that people want prints that they don’t have to frame. And so I set out to create art to meet that niche. I am still playing, but I like where this is going.