Using soft pastel sticks, pigments from the earth, Gretha Lindwood makes her marks on artist sandpaper to record impressions of our natural world. Vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of the artist’s work developed during her 30-year career as an illustrator and graphic designer.

Often an invited guest artist or juried artist, Lindwood has won many awards in plein air events. Some of the numerous honors for her pastel work include Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Best of Plein Air “First Place,” Carmel Art Festival “People’s Choice”, Mayor’s Choice, and “Best Pastel,” Paint the Peninsula “Best Waterscape” and “Olympic National Park Superintendent’s Award.”

Lindwood teaches pastel classes at The Village Gallery of Arts.

Late at the Lagoon, pastel 13×18.5
Mist over Haystack, pastel 12×18
Sublime, pastel 15×11