Mena Levit

Pastel chalk/pencils Fingers

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Spring 2019 Exhibit Location #13  Wheelchair Accessible

Newton City Hall  
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton Centre
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I started to paint about 2 years ago.
Last year one of my paintings Rooster has been chosen for a cover of the Newton Community Education Winter catalog.
Pastel is my favorite medium. It is quick, bright, and filled with vibrant colors. I find it to be very rewarding, and forgiving to a novice painter as errors can be easily painted over and remodeled into the desired peace. My initial paintings were exclusively flowers. I later transitioned to animals, still life, and portraits.

As a professional performer/singer I enjoy extracting the personality from the "model" into my paintings in a sharp, humorous, "theatrical" manner. Doing this with merely chalk pastels, pencils, and my fingers just seems absolutely magical to me. Pastel has been a favorite medium of many well-known artists, and I am thrilled to have found this art form!

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