Featured Artist: Lyn Asselta!

Afternoon Confetti by Lyn Asselta 14×14″ Pastel (SOLD)

Lyn Asselta! An amazing pastel painter – her paintings have such depth and they are a powerful rendition of the subjects she is painting. She captures the movement of water, wind in the trees, beautiful sunshine on the snow, and so much more.

Afternoon Confetti was available at Gleason Fine Art but sold this past weekend so check Lyn’s website or the link above for more paintings. Whoa! I love the perspective of this painting. These trees are amazing, so tall and full of life. Sunshine on the trunks of the trees sealed the deal for me. I love the greens, the darks amongst the lighter green – absolutely fabulous! Lyn is Pastel Society of America Master Pastellist, quite an honor.

See more of Lyn’s work via these links:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

Read a bit about Lyn via her website:


Involved in fine art and fine craft for the past 25 years, Lyn Asselta’s extensive background has included titles such as elementary school art teacher, draftsman, calligrapher, workshop instructor, and creator of award-winning fine-art gourd vessels. However, at one point, she opened an old box of Grumbacher pastels and never looked back.  An ever-changing life prompted her to sit down and evaluate what really inspired her creativity and made her wonder what she would still like to say to the world. While pondering this question, she discovered that the majority of her memories revolved around places and how she had felt in those places.  Images of fields of Queen Anne’s Lace and old farmhouses on hills, waves crashing against rock and fog obscuring shorelines, the sun setting over golden marshes and silhouetting ancient oaks, mist on the distant hills in the morning…these were the images that lived in her memory and that carried a sense of timelessness and endless possibilities. Having had the good fortune to live in places that offered up amazing scenery, from the salt marshes and waterways of Florida, to the Smoky Mountains of the Carolinas,  to the rock-bound coast of Maine, Lyn realized that her life’s one common thread was her fascination with the landscape. She has always found herself drawn to places that have a rugged, solitary strength, places with untold stories, and places where she feels able to lose herself in the nature that surrounds her.  Pastel, as a medium, seems to be a perfect metaphor for her relationship to these landscapes… vibrant, expressive, exuberant and tactile; pastel allows Lyn to hold a piece of color in her hand and to capture the essence of the wild, untouched beauty she finds in the world.  

Lyn is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), an International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Eminent Pastelist,  a member of the Salmagundi Club, the Eastern League of Professional Artists and American Women Artists.  She is the founder of the First Coast Pastel Society (FL) and is a Member of Excellence of the Southeastern Pastel Society.   Her award winning paintings have appeared in shows and exhibitions throughout the United States, and in invitational exhibitions in France and China.  In 2009, Lyn had the honor of being an Artist in Residence for the National Park Service at Acadia National Park in Maine.  Her work was featured in the February 2016 issue of Pastel Journal magazine and her painting “Blue Morning, Crescent Beach” appeared on its cover. She has also been featured in Pratique des Arts magazine and Plein Air magazine.  In 2018, Lyn published her first book, Seeing the Landscape, a collection of her paintings and prose. Lyn travels extensively to teach both studio and plein air pastel landscape workshops.

Now living in a small town in midcoast Maine after 35 years in Florida, Lyn is inspired daily by new landscapes and changes of season. Her work is represented by Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, FL, and by Gleason Fine Art Gallery in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

She is a Unison Colour Associate Artist, representing Unison hand made pastels.  Lyn also has developed four signature pastel sets for Jack Richeson & Company, which can be purchased through links available on this website. ❞ 

✍️ Until next time…


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