PASTEL LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS"The Last Hurrah""Nightfall at the River""Autumn Glow""Marsh Glow"Illuminated""Marsh Memory, #5""Marsh Memory, #2""River Memory""Flowing to the Sea""Marsh Glow""Low Tide Reflections""Marsh Memory, #2""Out to the Tree Farm""The Grand Finale""Marsh Sky, #7"Tree Line at Sunset"Dune Study, #4"Sign of Spring"Icons""Red Barn Revisited""Three of a Kind""Across the Marsh"*River Sky*"Night Ride"*Early Morning Cedars**Dune Study, #3"*Marsh Study, #8**Yellow Sky, Driftway*"Winter Shadows Revisited"*Late March Sky**Across the River*"Through the Trees""New Harbor Point""Looking North""Santa Fe Falls""October Light"*Winter Shadows*"Late Afternoon Sun""Looking East""Foggy Cedars"Fall on the  River""Morning at Kresgee's Rocks""Lavender Sky, #2""Lavender Sky, #1""Tree Study, Marshfield""Herring Run Trees""Path at World's End""Tree Study, Scituate""Summer Falls""Foggy Morning""Still Waters Run Deep""World's End Ridge""Marsh River Revisited""Last Light at Chandler's Bog""View from Puzzolina""Tuscan Hillside""Castellina Side Street""#6 via Castellina""Audubon Boardwalk""Apple Tree at Willowbrook Farm""Summer Loostrife""Heading In""View From Savannah Sue's""October Sun""Moonrise at Humarock Beach""Early Morning Marsh Glow""Quiet Morning""World's End Trees""Early Morning Jacob's Farm""Marsh Ribbon""Main Street Bog""Bridge Street Reflections""Marsh Clouds, #2""Rexhame River Path""Marsh River Reflections""Pink Sky Reflections"

The beauty of nature: the seasons, the weather, and the transitions of the landscape have always been an inspiration for my artwork. For me, nature and art go hand in hand. There are remarkable sights all around us that we sometimes take for granted, or unfortunately just never notice. The days pass so quickly and our lives can be so busy it is easy to miss how beautiful our surroundings can be. Since the South Shore is my home, I feel a special connection to our spectacular “vistas” and to the little “jewels” of natural beauty tucked away in unexpected places.
Working “plein air” or at my studio from my reference photographs, it is an exciting challenge as an artist to communicate how and what I “see”. Sometimes my paintings seem to magically appear on the page and almost paint themselves, while other times I struggle with the frustration of capturing what I want and it is difficult to know where I am going. Just like life. Through my pastel paintings I encourage the observer to stop for a few moments and view my impressions of the environment. My intent is to invite the viewer to experience the world through my eyes. My goal is that the work will speak to them, they will be drawn in and connect with it.

Donna Rossetti-Bailey