Carole Katchen says get out of your comfort zone!

A number of years ago I met artist and author Carole Katchen at an IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) convention when I took a short class from her called ……. She wowed me (as I expected she would).


On 7 June, at the 10th IAPS Convention, I asked Carole for her best advice to artists. Here’s what she had to say:



Carole’s book, Expressive Yourself, was a major influence on my own development as an artist. I highly recommend it!!



Carole’s work is whimsical and often surprising. Here’s a sampling of her work.

Carole Katchen, "Dishing the Dirt"
Carole Katchen, “Dishing the Dirt”
Carole Katchen, "Memories of Love," pastel
Carole Katchen, “Memories of Love,” pastel


To see more, visit Carole Katchen’s website.

I’ve always admired Carole’s delight in travelling a new path. What do you think about her advice?




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