After many years as a fashion illustrator and designer, Jeri took time off to raise a family while working from home as a textile and graphic designer. Years later, she discovered her passion for pastels. Jeri teaches weekly classes at Museum School at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, leads a variety of demos and workshops across the country, and juries pastel shows nationwide.
"Pastels are an immediate tool to express feelings, the perfect vehicle by which to "Make the Ordinary Extraordinary" and to tell stories in paintings...Pastels are pure color and pure joy for me. The ability to make them do whatever you want, using both soft and hard pastels, is both freeing and a delicious torture." - J. Greenberg
From still lifes, urban interiors, figures and fabrics, to landscapes, Jeri's portfolio reflects the Power of Pastels™. She shares her love of nature, people's expressions and the soul that's hiding in an inanimate object.
Written by Joanna Ward