The Power of Pastel-Ed Chesnovitch


In this session, color, light and design prevail as Ed explains and demonstrates how he starts his dynamic pastel
paintings. Big abstract shapes, saturated color, various underpainting techniques and significant mark making will come into play when you
enter Ed’s world of exciting pastel application. This IS expressive pastel painting with ATTITUDE!!!

Ed Chesnovitch, an East Sandwich/Cape Cod based artist, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in  Visual Design. Upon graduation he spent the next 20 years in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and creative director for retail giants; Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Revlon and Lord & Taylor. While living in New York City he studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of  the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York  City, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, where he served on its board as President. His work is included in both public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, as well as the 2013 published book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, by Deborah Forman. Ed is represented on Cape Cod, by Left Bank Gallery, Orleans and Wellfleet, MA. Ed recently received an Honorable Mention in the April 2017 issue of the Pastel Journal Magazine, 100 best paintings of the year, Pastel 100, for his piece “Dervish”, which is part of  his ongoing phragmites series.