Masque by Roberta Combs. She teaches a workshop at the ACT on  October 4 and 5th.

Masque by Roberta Combs. She teaches a workshop at the ACT on October 4 and 5th.

Glass and light workshop

Pastel weekend Oct. 4-5 at the ACT in Maple Ridge

Artist Roberta Combs leads a workshop this weekend at the ACT.

Organized by the Garibaldi Art Club,  the “Glass and Light” workshop will help artists prepare work to enter the 2015 Pastel Artists of Canada (PAC) International Show at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island.

Combs uses vibrant color, extreme lighting, and dramatic composition to create the impact of her realistic subject matter.

“I believe artists actually see things differently than most people. There is nothing as simple as just a face or only a leaf. It’s an image entangled in light, shape, texture, color … and begs to be a captured moment,” she says.

Combs is a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Northwest Pastel Society; a master status pastellist in the Pastel Society of America; a fellow status in the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists; and a master signature artist in the Pastel Artists of Canada. Her work can be seen exhibited locally as well as in New York City, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Toronto.

The two-day pastel workshop will be held in the ACT in Maple Ridge on Saturday Oct. 4 and Sunday Oct. 5. It costs $170.  For more information, call Lyn Thomas at 604-462-8380.