FEATURE ARtist december 2018
I have truly come to appreciate even the smallest things in nature ~ what beauty awaits, all around, and the artist in me is taking it all in, with great appreciation.
Animal portrait artist Erme Waddell has loved animals for as long as she can remember, with a particular and enduring interest in beautiful horses. Raised on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country around Arabian horses, she has been sketching horses since childhood.
Following retirement in 2001, she pursued her interest in artwork. She discovered pastels when taking art lessons in 2005 from a long-time artist friend and fellow Arabian horse enthusiast. Introduced to the beauty of pastels, she has been in love with them ever since.
After relocating from the ranch to Houston's urban life and inspired by her own beloved dog, Erme turned her love of animal portraits to everyone's favorite pet: dogs. Known for her personality portraits of dogs, she is available for pet commissions.
Erme labels attending IAPS convention as "the treat of treats for a pastelist"