Oil Pastels originated in Japan in the early 1920's . The Sakura Cray Pas company was founded and became a commercial success. European manufacturers started to catch on . In 1947, Pablo Picasso convinced French manufacturer Henri Sennelier to produce a high quality Oil Pastel for professionals artists. Thus the Sennelier brand was born. Sennelier Oil pastels are still regarded to this day as the Finest quality oil pastel on the market.
Since 2012, I have been specializing in Oil Pastels. It has become a goal of mine to "master" this medium. The versatility is unlike any other medium I have used, and have learned how to create masterful works.
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