Pastel Art

Welcome to my online store, where creativity meets artistry!  I’m Christine Petersen – a Danish pastel artist working and living in Copenhagen. And if you’re passionate about exquisite drawings and looking to add some artistic charm to your life, you’ve come to the right place. My collection of colourful drawings will captivate your imagination and elevate your space to new heights.

What is pastel art?

Pastel drawing is a versatile and captivating art form that has been practiced for centuries, since the Renaissance, and gained considerable popularity in the 18th century, when a number of notable artists made pastel their primary medium. It involves the use of soft, powdered pigments in various colors that are applied to a surface, typically paper, using different techniques. The result is a vibrant and rich artwork that captures the subtle nuances of color and texture.

One of the remarkable aspects of pastel drawings is their ability to create a wide range of effects, from delicate and ethereal to bold and expressive. Pastels have a unique quality that allows artists to blend and layer colors seamlessly, resulting in a smooth and velvety appearance. The texture of the paper plays a crucial role in pastel drawing, as it provides a toothy surface that holds the pigments effectively, enabling the artist to create depth and dimension.

About my drawing style

My style of art is photo realistic drawings, which pastels are perfect for.  I am aiming to create art that reflects the beauty and power of humans in a society in constant development. Where the concept of beauty, femininity and masculinity are constantly being reinvented and questioned. You can see my art and come visit me in the studio on Birkegade 19, 2200 København N.

Christine Petersen sitting on the floor next to her drawing

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