Pastel figure painting - "2am" by Corey Pitkin
"2am" by Corey Pitkin

“I am honored to have my pastel 2am awarded the Prix de Pastel in 7th Master Circle Division of the 2021 International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) 2021 Webshow,” Corey Pitkin announced recently.

“I feel this is a bit of a validation for the new, looser direction my art has been taking. ‘2am’ was one of the first pieces done in this more bold and impressionistic style that focuses more on composition and mark-making, taking what I love about quick sketches and bringing that into my studio work.

“It was entered into several competitions but never made the cut. So to have it take the top award in such a prestigious and highly competitive show makes me feel that this style that resonates more clearly with me is also resonating with others.”

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