Pastel Society of NH's Annual Exibition 2017- winner of the David Pratt Framers Award Following are comments by the Juror of Awards, Christine Ivers on "First Turn."
Sometimes good things come in small packages. We’ve all heard that saying. But in the case of this tiny painting the boldness of color and application was a definite winner in my eyes. It is incredibly difficult to tell a story with limited strokes and "real estate," but this artist was successful on many fronts. From the bright red and the reflection on it in the water to the shoreline that broke the tension above the center of the painting, this little vignette gave us a glimpse into a secret little part of life. I hope this storyteller will paint more of these small but powerful stories. I think this little painting is wonderful.