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 Lyn Asselta.


Lyn Asselta has harbored a lifelong fascination with the landscape. Her love of places that are untamed or overlooked has always been her muse. As we watch the landscapes around us change, the urgency to memorize them, to document them for safekeeping, becomes real. Lyn’s work endeavors to recognize these landscapes for what they are, not to make them “pretty”, but to show their strength and their character.

Lyn Asselta is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, an International Association of Pastel Societies Eminent Pastelist, a Southeastern Pastel Society Member of Excellence, an internationally recognized workshop instructor, and is the founder of the First Coast Pastel Society. She is a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York and has been an Artist in Residence for the National Park Service. Her award winning paintings have been shown in venues throughout the United States and in invitational exhibits in both France and China. Lyn’s home and studio are in the nation’s oldest city, Saint Augustine, Florida and she is represented by Cutter & Cutter Fine Art in Saint Augustine and Ponte Vedra, Florida.