John Philbin Dolan discovered his passion for painting practically by accident. But once he did, he was determined to give it his all. “From the moment I found out I had this gift, I wanted to become more proficient at it,” he says. “But the more I learned and painted, the more I realized how little I knew. That’s the curse—or the blessing—of being a painter: I will never be good enough, but I will keep painting so I can become the best painter I can be.”
Enjoy this gallery of his emotive pastel portraits, and learn more about them in the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, available at www.northlightshop.com and on newsstands May 12.
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