I have used pastel pencils since 1984. drawing animal portraits. and in between commissions I have been trying out different mediums. Just for Fun!. I am self taught and still have new things to learn., always finding ways to improve. I was influenced when I was at school by a stand in teacher. she gave us a bag full of black and white photographs portraits of people we had to pick one and use chalk and charcoal to get the tones right. A valuable lesson learned. Also I love horses and dogs!!