Art Adventure Gallery

laura jo sherman

  • Road Trip
  • Tumalo Creek
  • Smith Rock Drama
  • Majestic
  • Cascade Peaks


Painting with pastels has become an exciting adventure. I particularly enjoy the rich color and expressive nature of this medium. My work features landscapes of Oregon. I have recently enjoyed painting from live models. As any artist my creative spirit continues to evolve.

I started painting with pastels in 1995. They became my great passion as I love the colors, the textures and even the movements of applying them to a sanded surface. I have also discovered plein air painting and the easy way pastels can be carried on location. The two make a natural fit for creating landscape paintings. The challenge is making decisions and capturing the scene quickly.