The Far North
As a Canadian artist, Susan Lampinen is well acquainted with snowâ€"a frequent theme in her light-filled landscapes.
By Margot Schulzke
Becoming the Artist
Though delayed by a career in architecture, Russian artist Serguei Oussik was always destined to become a painter.
By Sarah A. Strickley
The Fine Art of Illustration
There's more work than wizardry in the successful career of Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPrÃ©.
By Deborah Secor
Dennis Rhoades left graphic design for fine art and the Midwest for Colorado in his pursuit of creative fulfillment.
By Maggie Price
Driven to Abstraction
British artists Ingrid Wilkins and Jeannette Hayes share their insights on thinking, feeling and painting abstractly.
By Ken Gofton
Special Report: Eight Wonders of the Pastel World
Enjoy this visual feast of all-time-favorite pastels from eight masters of the medium.
By Anne Hevener
Six books for artists, creativity ABCs, art and eyesight, and more.
By Jessica Canterbury
Tips for starting a critique group and making it an effective tool for sharing insights and inspiration.
By Schelly Keefer and Edward McKeown
The Pastel Journal 2007 Index
Search for favorite artists and articles in our complete year-at-a-glance index.
An artist celebrates the quiet beauty of Canada's Campobello Island.
By Michael Chesley Johnson