View Full Version : Wolf Kahn - other abstract pastellists?

11-01-2006, 09:39 PM
I really like the art of Wolf Kahn and would like to find other pastel artists who work in an abstract style. Any recommendations?

nana b
11-01-2006, 09:46 PM
I too like him but so far haven't tried to work that abstract. I'm sure there is someone around here that does.

nana b

11-01-2006, 10:17 PM
Our very own Shari! I like her abstracts better than Wolf Khan.

11-01-2006, 10:45 PM
Diane Townsend (who makes Townsend Pastels that Wolf Kahn uses) has an abstract style

Deborah Secor
11-02-2006, 10:43 AM
How about Tony Allain, Michael McKee, Frank Federico, George Shipperley (oil pastels), or Makoto Fujimura (really works in ground precious stones, but applicable to pastels!) Google any of them to see work. You'll be blown away! I LOVE gentle or deep abstraction (I'm off to teach a class in abstracting a flower from life right now.) Have fun looking...


11-02-2006, 12:54 PM
Oooh Dee, those are some good ones. I especially like Michael McKee.

11-02-2006, 01:06 PM
we have a wonderful associate right here on WC who does marvelous abstract ( and semi-abstract) work - check out her web site - Peggy B!

11-02-2006, 02:38 PM
Whats her website peggy?

11-02-2006, 03:55 PM
Michael Mckee has an intersting demonstration of one of his paintings when you click on About the Artist. It's nice to watch..

11-02-2006, 04:29 PM
James Southworth and Marla Baggetta (marlaart.com) are also abstract pastelists.

11-02-2006, 06:51 PM
And don't forget Tracy Turner, she is marvelous!!!! Yes, thanks for that Dee, Michael Mckee is a great find, love his work! And, well, I can't help noticing that he is very handsome too!!

11-02-2006, 07:59 PM
Yeah he is handsome, but married. :(

11-03-2006, 11:45 AM
Thanks Deborah, Yes, I am blown away. I like all of the artists that you have suggested. It was just like opening Christmas presents visiting sites of these artists and discovering the treasures inside.

11-03-2006, 11:54 AM
Good post.
I'm new here, and have styled my work after Wolf Kahn.
I had the great experience of finally seeing his work in original at a gallery in NYC this past June. It was awesome, but I did get the: "Of course, his main work is in oil", and the: "I think that one is oil pastel" silliness from the otherwise very professional and helpful staff. We still have a long way to go in getting our pastel message out!
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