Jody dePew McLeane pastels

About the Artist

Jody dePew McLeanes' pastels are derived from actual situations. Whether the subject matter is interior scenes, theater, travel, or architecture, each drawing has an exquisite sense of light with a heightened color palette. She works from sketches and slides for reference. While she does not use models, she has produced portraits by special commission. This body of work features elaborate still life settings in the Old Master tradition.

Pure powdered pigment combined with a small amount of binder is painted with her right thumb directly to the pastel paper for a painterly quality. Each piece is affixed with steam, rather than fixative.The work of Jody dePew McLeane has been featured in numerous publications including the Pastel Painters Solution Book as well as The Best of Pastel II. Jody dePew McLeane was elected as a Master Pastelist in 1984 by the Pastel Society of America

In September of 2012 Jody was interviewed on Art Fair Radio along with sculptor Ted Gall.
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"Who gets into almost all of the top shows and can win Best of Show? Meet Jody dePew McLeane (pastel drawings) and Ted Gall (sculptor), involved in the art fair business for over 30 years and consistently exhibiting at the "dream shows."

Lindenwood College, St. Charles, MO
Bachelor of Arts, Painting, 1967

Exhibits and Awards
Best of Show
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA - September 2012

Group Exhibition of Nine Pastelists: Pathways to Pastel
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA, December 2000 - March 2001

Featured Artist Exhibition
Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC 1997

Silver Medal Award, Pastels
Knickerbocker Artist 42nd Annual Exhibition, New York, NY, 1992

National Arts Club Award
Pastel Society of America, 1991

Salon International Du Pastel
Societé des Pastellistes de France, Lille, France, 1987

Amoco Corporation, Arts Collection, Chicago, IL
Avon Public Library, Avon, CO
Burlington Northern Railroad, Overland Park, KS
Cargill Incorporated, Minnetonka, MN
Goodwill Industries, Durham, NC
Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, MO
Marine Bank, Milwaukee, WI
Market Shares Bank, Minneapolis, MN
Musicland Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Mayo Clinic Collection, Rochester, MN
Northwest Airlines, Detroit, MI
Sangamo Club, Springfield, IL
Springfield Civic Collection, Springfield, IL
Stouffers Corporation, Cincinnati, OH
Walt Disney World Corp., Lake Buena Vista, FL
City of Winter Park Collection, Winter Park, FL

"Creative Painting With Pastel"
by Carole Katchen
Published by North Light, 1990

"The Pastel Painters Solution Book"
by David Cuthbert
Published by North Light, 1996

"The Best of Pastel 2"
Edited by Kristin Feliciano, selected by The Pastel Society
Published by Rockport Publishers Inc., 1998

"Dramatize Your Paintings With Tonal Value"
by Carole Katchen
Published by North Light, 1993

"Creative Painting With Pastel" by Carole Katchen