Pastel ArtistLinda Willason
“She creates landscapes, flowers, animals and scenes of Redlands with her pastels.”
She was offered a ticket to a Redlands Conservancy’s Party for the Emerald Necklace fundraising event by a friend who couldn’t go at the last minute. It was an event to learn about pastel painting. She thought, “what the heck, might as well give it a go”. It was instant love for her. That began her love of painting and pastels in particular. She states that her vision of her world changed as soon as she began to paint, She sees beauty everywhere.
Seven years later she calls herself an artist. She’s painted all sorts of subjects but found her greatest success by painting Redlands. Her hometown is such an inspiring place with the history, architecture, and surrounding mountains.