Jean Pastore

My paintings depict settings both exotic and familiar. I paint what inspires me - the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, the sweeping landscapes of the Southwest, the secluded beaches of Hawaii and the incredible beauty in the plants around us.

I often take digital photographs in my travels and use them to enhance my memory of the scene or subject matter.

I am extremely fortunate to live in an area surrounded by so much beauty. I try to convey it's majesty - building drama and excitement in my paintings by using strong contrast of light and shadow along with artistic splashes of color. This can make my interpretation stri