Alison Curtin is a lifelong creative who has explored many mediums. She started painting in college and first picked up oil pastels about 10 years ago. Alison loves the saturated hues of pastels and develops powerful images from their nuanced application. Pastels are a notoriously demanding and difficult medium, and Alison finds mastering these challenging skills to be inspirational. She feels that excellence benefits the greater good, and hopes her creative work is part of the artistic celebration of the human experience.