Lynda Moretti Regina
"I am a representational pastel artist choosing subjects that give me an immediate emotional response.
That "ahh" moment that I just have to get on paper. The majority of my paintings revolve around my family, my garden and places I've traveled to. Using photographs I have taken I strive to capture the feeling I had at the time I first became struck by the beauty or humor or warmth or coolness of the subject.
My goal in painting is to offer the viewer the same opportunity to feel what I felt when I first envisioned the scene."
Lynda knew from an early age that art would be an important element in her life. Her talent was given recognition beginning in elementary school with awards that continued throughout high school culminating in her National Scholastic Art Awards as a senior and being offered an art scholarship from the Rhode Island School of Design. Although her path in life took a turn away from pursuing an art degree she continued to draw and paint throughout the ensuing years.
She was introduced to soft pastels in the late 1990's and since then has used them exclusively for her paintings. The "juicy" colors and ease of use grabbed her from the start. She has taken pastel workshops with several artists over the years, but it was not until she attended a pastel demo by Claudia Post that she knew she could benefit from individual instruction from the Master Pastelist. Lynda attended Claudia's Atelier between 2016-2017 in which she was immersed in a full artistic culture. Besides painting at home on a regular basis, Lynda has been sharing studio space with other pastel artists once a week for a number of years. She continues to show her work in local and national exhibitions where she has won numerous awards.