Congratulations 2021 Dakota Pastel Contest Winners! EMERGING Artist winner 5th Orange Peel:Carolina Dalmas “Orange Peel” is a perfect example of the magic of experimentation. This homemade surface offers endless possibilities when underpainting and layers of pure color are added. Our eyes are rewarded with texture we can feel virtually, through the computer screen - we know it is palpable and delicious! This artist’s palette is one of my favorites - orange and turquoise, with bits of green and yellow, adding a sunlight effect to the upper left corner. This still life is alive with movement and depth as you explore the trajectory of the peel, dance over random marks, and breathe in the tangy orange aroma! This subject could be an analogy of a lazy Sunday morning with breakfast in bed. What do you think? Jen Evenhus, IAPS-MC, PSA-MP, NPS-DP, PSWC Dakota 3rd Quarter 2021 Competition Judge
Argentinian artist Carolina Dalmasfounder of “Artistically Painted and Designed” creates art with a deep connection to nature through botanical and floral themes. Her Contemporary Realism style portrays the texture and color of the vibrant world around us, bringing pure joy to her international art collectors. Her art classes are based on observation, encouraging her students to learn to see first. She believes this journey of discovery helps her students see the world as if they are seeing it for the first time, which not only helps them artistically but also in their everyday lives through creative problem solving.