Yorkshire Dales Pastel Artist

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My inspiration often comes from the Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire skies - usually during a ramble with family and friends. They have learnt to be patient when I suddenly see something that I need to capture, either with my sketch pad or the camera!

Soft pastels are my main medium - I like their vibrancy and immediacy - I usually start with an under-painting of acrylic (on quality mount board) or watercolour (on heavy watercolour paper), which is then primed so that the surface has a grip (and grit).

Soft pastel is then built up in layers, with some blending, some crisp edges, some textured areas, some areas heavy with pure pastel vibrancy. However, the gritty surface is not kind on my fingers, so the process has a certain rhythm and cannot be rushed! I am therefore not prolific... but this allows me more time to go walking... what a great balance.




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To view and purchase work direct from my studio in Ilkley: phone 01943 603368 or email me: luci@luciasmith.co.uk

Please note that all of the images on this site are low-resolution and are therefore not representative of the high-quality reproduction of the print editions.
All images are Copyright  Lucia Smith.

Web site last updated: 23/11/2016
John Skilleter