Wolf and Fox
Birds of Prey
Kurri, Gretzky and Coffey
Pastel is pure powdered pigment, the same colourizer used to produce oil paints, acrylic, water colour and all other fine art paints. However, pastel excludes the moist admixture that causes many other mediums to fade, scale, blister or crack with time.
Pastels are a very stable medium and have been used by many famous Artists such as, Toulouse Lautrec, Millet, Renoir, Manet, and Whistler. Esgar Degas was the most ardent pastellist of all. In the Spring of 1983, Sotheby Parke Bernet auctioned off two Degas pastels, painted one hundred years earlier, for more than three million dollars each. Pastels painted by these masters are as bright and vibrant today as the day they were painted.
This pure and beautiful medium used on acid free paper, in this artists opinion, is the most stable and long lasting medium known.
"I was born in the City of Glasgow, Scotland. Art seemed to be in my blood and I have drawn and painted all my life. My high school art teacher encouraged me in many mediums but later in life a fellow tradesman got me interested in pastels and persuaded me to use it as a complete and finishing art form."
Today, pastellists are few and far between, but this artist, with use and practice has raised the medium to perfection. Pastel Paintings by Alex Halliburton express his appreciation of wildlife and nature. The lifelike precision of his art captures the mood, character and extreme realism of the animals he loves to paint. Alex precisely depicts every minute detail of the subjects he paints - blades of grass, hair, feathers and fur.
Alex is also a machinist and inventor. Check out one of his inventions at the HEC Medical Arts Home Page.
Contact Alex at email@example.com
Halliburton pastels are renowned internationally and have spread from Canada to the U.S.A., Britain, France, Germany and most recently he enjoys the acclaim of the Japanese market in Tokyo.
As an artist Alex would like to be recognized as a "Pastel Pioneer" who used the medium to extreme realism.
For additional information and to order any of these images contact Alex Halliburton at HEC