Artist StatementWith oil pastels and colored pencils as my media of choice,I strive to create sensitive portraits on colorfix paper,board and textured canvas. Women of color, children and the simple lives of ordinary people are my primary subjects. I apply the vibrant colors of the creamy Sennelier pastels with detailed strokes created by stumps of rolled paper. My desire is to engage the viewer in a calming, introspective and often familiar moment.
Desiree received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and continues to study through workshops and studio classes. Her award winning oil pastel paintings have been exhibited throughout the DC metro area including Edison Place Gallery, LEclat de Verr Gallery, Touchstone Gallery, Galerie Myrtis as well as the Washington DC International Art Expo and Art Expo Las Vegas. Desiree's talents are commissioned and her originals and giclee prints are held in numerous private collections.