The History of Pastel Art Prints

Limited edition prints of Emily Holsman's 'One Fine Day' are available here.

Limited edition prints of Emily Holsman's 'One Fine Day' are available here.


It all started when...

I called into a small cafe in Hastings one day and ordered a take-away coffee. 

While I was waiting, I noticed a small box on the counter that displayed a range of greeting cards, featuring the work of a ‘local artist.’ 

I browsed through them and was transfixed by the beautiful images they presented. Each one of the pastel paintings they reproduced was as delightful, charming and exquisite as the next. 

I gave the cafe owner my telephone number, asking her to pass it on to the artist in question. 

Soon after, I had a call from Emily Holsman and we met for a coffee in Balnarring Beach. 

Emily explained that she had been painting with pastels for several years and that she made a modest living, reproducing some of her pictures on a range of greeting cards that she printed herself and distributed amongst a handful of local retailers. 

I thought that her work deserved a much wider audience and that people the world over should have the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the beautiful pastel art she creates. 

Since then I have been lucky enough to meet Linda Finch and Kate Collins; two wonderful and talented artists who have agreed to join the Pastel Art Prints family.

I envy them their talent and am immensely grateful that they have given me the opportunity to showcase their work on this web site.

I hope you will be as delighted by their pastel paintings as I continue to be.


Richard Harrison                                                                                                                   Pastel Art Prints