Sunday, February 21, 2010

Welcome to WHAPS!

Welcome to the website of WHAPS, the Western Hemisphere Abstract Pastelists Society! Here we will explore the realm of abstract art as seen through the eyes of pastelists. WHAPS welcomes all prospective members, regardless of hemisphere.

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  1. Many thanks for placing my link on the right. A humbling thing, and I look forward to your new blog and to seeing where the society goes.

    Welcome to blogging!

  2. How does one become a member of WHAPS?

    I am signing in with my name and url, but haven't posted to my site in over a year due to health reasons. I am very interested in abstract art and am a pastelist. This is timely as I have been thinking more and more about abstracting the landscape and how to go about that and then leading into other abstracts. Thanks for this site!

    Sara Mathewson

  3. Hello from Canada.
    What a wonderful feeling to discover your
    existence. (through Casey Klahn's Colorist Blog)
    I 've had a lifelong love of expressionist art, and when you combine it with a passion for the Pastel medium I can honestly say I've found a home.
    I am an artist, and more recently opened the doors of Canada's only pastel specialty shop:
    I look forward to the many years of Abstract Pastel Painting promotion, and the ongoing discussion and expansion of the artform.
    Warmest Regards,

  4. I just found your site. I really hope it grows and succeeds. Abstract expressionism is my heart and vision and pastel is my medium of choice. Can't wait to hear more.


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