Artist Spotlight

Every month (or so) we will be featuring an artist from the pastel community in an effort to help show their work to a larger audience. If you would like to submit your work, send 3 of your best and recent works along with a short bio and a link to your website to:

 This month's featured artist is Mary Hertler Tallman.


Mary Hertler Tallman's works in pastel are created as the 19th century French Impressionist painters first described as "en plein air" (in the open air).  Her work is done on location and without the use of photographs.  Her formal training includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts from Spring Arbor University.  Her award winning work is exhibited throughout the state in private and corporate collections.

Most recently her work has been included in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) as part of their “33rd IAPS Juried Exhibition”.  Additionally, her work is recognized in the “20th Annual Pastel 100 Competition” with Pastel Journal Magazine.  Over 2000 artist competed internationally to be included in the top 100.  Her chosen work was awarded Honorable Mention in the Landscape and Interior Category and will be published in the April 2019 Pastel Journal.