The artist name is Xiaonan and you can find more of his work on his website but you will not find more about him.
This is a preview version of what will be a 25 minute presentation looping at the International Pastel Society Convention this June in Albuquerque at one of the venues. This teaser touches on many of the artists who have contributed to the history of pastel. Stan Sperlak spent 5 years of research and collecting info to make this video.
The Pastel Journal selected the top Pastel 100 works in the 13th annual competition. This year’s winners were selected from nearly 3,000 entries. The preview of the top winners can be seen on this youtube clip.
The Pastel 100 winners for 2012 (in alphabetical order)
Abel Marquez, Andrew McDermott, Anne Van Blarcom-Kurowski, Arlene Richman, Barbara J. Mason, Barbara Noonan, Barbara S. Groff, Bill Baker, Bob Russin, Brian ONeill, Brian Sauerland, Carl Desrosiers, Catherine Lidden, Cheri Dunnigan, Chris Johnson, Christine Ivers, Christine Swann, Christine Troyer, Cindy House, Danielle Richard, Daria Tallman, Darleen Urbanek, David Melchior, David Vincenzi, David Wells, David Will, Deborah Crossman, Deborah Quinn-Munson, Denise LaRue Mahlke, Dennis Rhoades, Don Rantz, Don Williams, Ed Chesnovitch, Eileen Casey, Eileen Healy, Elizabeth Breed, Elizabeth Ganji, Enid Wood, Ina Prosser, Jacqueline Meyerson, Jane McGraw-Teubner, Janice D. Burton, Jennifer L. Hoffman, Jessica Fine, Joanne Burney, John Philbin Dolan, John Ribble, John Roush, Jude Tolar, Karen Ferrick, Karen Israel, Kathryn Fehlig, Kathryn Hall, Kelly Milukas, Kristy Asaro, Lawrence C. Barone, Lea Colie Wight, Lee A. Kimball, Lee McVey, Lisa Mitchell, Liz Jones, Lyn Diefenbach, Margi Lucena, Mary Aslin, Mimi Jungbluth, Mira M. White, Ned Mueller, Nicora Gangi, Patricia Catherine Kling, Patti Arbino, Paul Miners, Rachel Estrada, Rita Kirkman, Robert K. Semans, Sandra Burshell, Sandy Byers, Sarah Blumenschein, Scott Hale, Sharon Bamber, Shelley Aquino Brandon, Shelly Eager, Sonja A. Kever, Stan Sperlak, Sue Gombus, Tatijana Jacenkiw, Ted Smuskiewicz, Teresa DeSeve, Terri Ford, Theresa Emmett Allison, Tom Christopher, Tony Allain, William A. Schneider, Willo Balfrey
More work by Michael Chesley Johnson.
Roberta Roby Baer published another beautiful pastel demo.