Pastel Guild of Europe
Guest Judge for May Dusty: Robert A. Sloan
- Published on Sunday, 27 May 2012 22:22
- Written by Charlotte Herczfeld
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Robert A. Sloan, 57, lives in San Francisco, California with his beloved longhair colorpoint Ari, seen in the photo sharing their favorite armchair. Rob is disabled and is building a business as writer, artist and art teacher. Ari is 12, youthful, muscular and athletic for a cat his age. Neither of these middle aged gents like medical appointments, though Rob doesn't bite or claw his doctors as often.
Rob gained the nickname of "The Cat Master" after five solid years of sketching Ari from life and painting his companion feline in pastels or oil pastels every chance he gets. Ari has the reputation of "Most Sketched Feline on WetCanvas." Both of them enjoy yogurt, little things they can grab and a nice cuddle in the comfy chair.
Rob maintains several blogs on Blogspot: http://robs-art-supply-reviews.blogspot.com, http://robs-art-lessons.blogspot.com, http://robs-daily-painting.blogspot.com and http://robs-writing.blogspot.com.
Rob paints in a wide variety of mediums but his favorite is pastels of every kind including Pan Pastels. Formerly a street sketcher in New Orleans' French Quarter, he mastered pastels there and went on to expand his subjects into landscapes, florals, still life and of course, cats. Currently Rob specializes in cat portraits on commission and studies landscape painting with an eye to incorporating big cats in his landscapes.