A few months ago, my daughter asked me to buy pastel sticks for her. Soon, she found, that it wasn't what she expected. So i tried the pastels myself, and fell in love with that medium. After 20 years of non-drawing and non-painting, i begun to experiment with pastels, ink, watercolor, and i am trying to find my own style. I am especially inspired by the variety of forms, colors and patterns in nature. And i spend hours and hours in the internet, studying art magazines and sites, admiring great and interesting artworks. I like most semi-realistic or semi-abstract styles.