February's featured artist will be Tressa Hommel, a freelance fine artist, and instructor of both Pastels, and Watercolor. Tressa is now doing commissioned work, workshops, private tutoring, and teach Self-enrichment adult education in Drawing, Pastel, and Watercolor. She has studied Pastel painting with Master Pastelist, Albert Handell, Anita West, and Richard McDaniel. Hommel has also studied Watercolor technique with Chris van Winkle(President of National Watercolor Society), and Tom Fong, both internationally known Watercolorists. Originally trained in Oils, Tressa fell in love with Pastels, and the ability to create "Paintings" with a dry medium. The brilliant refraction, and the intensity of color are two of the main attractions.