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Meet Carol Peebles

My goal as a teacher is to help people slow down and study Nature with humility and fun.

Carol Peebles

Founder and Director of, Carol Peebles continues the tradition of classical realist life drawing through her Atelier classes and commissions. See her work at

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  •   Master Circle Pastelist for the International Association of Pastel Societies

  •   Signature Member of The Portrait Society of America 

  •   Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America & The Degas Pastel Society

  •   Artist Member of The Salmagundi Club NYC & The Allied Artists of America

  •   MFA, Pennsylvania State University, BA University of New Orleans

  •  Classical Training under Master Artist Auseklis Ozols


Recent Juried Exhibitions: 

  •   The Art Renewal Center’s International Salon, Sotheby’s New York 

  •   The European Museum of Modern Art-MEAM,  Barcelona, Spain

  •   The Société des Pastellistes de France, Feytiat, France

  •   The Butler Institute of American Art, OH

  •   The National Arts Club ,NYC

  •   The Salmagundi Club, NYC

  •   The Haggin Museum of Art, Stockton CA

  •   The Ogden Museum, New Orleans LA

  •   Exhibition in various galleries 1990 to present


Additional Distinctions:

  • International Exhibition Finalist 2019 Portrait Society of America

  • "50 Select" International Exhibition Portrait Society of America 2024, 2023 & 2020

  •  Received the Pastel 100 Ruth Richeson Award 2019

  •  Gwendolyn Ozols Certificate of Excellence, Auseklis Ozols, NOAFA

  • Numerous International and National awards in Juried exhibitions since 2016

  • International  6th Zhuhai Xiangzhou Invitational Pastel Exhibition, Zhang, Guangdong Province, China

  • Article of my process in How to Pastel with Gail Sibley:


Publications with Other Artists:

Art Renewal Center – International Realism 15th International ARC Salon

“Pratiques Des Arts”, France, Feature Article 2021

“Pastel World of China, International Art Forum”, Feature Article about Drawing from Life 2022

“Strokes of Genius 12”, Featured Article, North Light Books 2020

“Strokes of Genius 11: Finding Beauty” North Light Books 2019

“International Artist Magazine”, Master Showcase Feature Article. Fall Issue 2019

“Pastel Journal”, Feature article 2019 for “Pastel 100”

“Pastelagram”, Pastel Society of America, Feature Article 2017

“Strokes of Genius 6: The Best of Drawing”, North Light Books 2014

Art Journey: Portraits & Figures, the Best of Contemporary Drawing, North Light Books 2014

“New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles”, Feature Article 2019 & 2008


Teaching Experience:

  •   Penn State University

  •   Louisiana State University

  •   University of New Orleans

  •   Tulane University (Artistic Anatomy to medical staff & med students)

  •   Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA

  •   International Association of Pastel Societies International Convention, Albuquerque, NM 

  •   Pastel Society of America, NY, NY

  •   The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

  •   Pastel Live & Realism Live with Eric Rhoads (link to YouTube video)

  •   The Blue Easel Club 2009 to present

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