Adrian Giuliani was introduced to soft pastels by Flora Giffuni, the founder of the Pastel Society of America. She had the great fortune of studying with Flora during her teenage years. She loved the immediacy, flexibility and rich, vibrant colors pastels provided. Pastels became her medium.

 

Her love for pastels continued at the Rhode Island School of Design, studying with masters such as Richard Merkin, and graduating with a BFA in Illustration in 1987. RISD is where she discovered her immense love for children’s pastel portraiture. Today, Adrian is passionately enjoying her pastel work, accepting children’s portrait commissions and frequently exhibiting. Her goal is always to capture an honest moment in time, creating portraits with energy, spirit and life. Adrian loves to paint portraits of children, because they are filled with expression and emotion! She is an active member in many pastel societies and has won numerous awards for her work.