Mandy Ellard, PSA
Mandy can't remember not being an artist. Through every phase of school she was an art student; so it was no surprise when she was awarded an art scholarship at Delta State University where she studied with Delta artists Collier Parker, Mary Ann Ross and Bill Lester. Outside of school, she was introduced to painting with oils and pastels by Mississippi artist Carol Epperson and since then has taken several workshops with artists of international and national acclaim.
Mandy is a co-president for Pastel Society of Mississippi which is also a member of IAPS, International Association of Pastel Societies. She is also a member of The Degas Society, and is a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America. Her art has won several awards within these societies.
Mandy loves to introduce artists to pastels so she often opens her studio to small classes. She doesn't love social media so she isn't on Facebook but she tries to post every now and then on Instagram. @mandyellardart
Her art is represented locally by:
Jackson Street Gallery in Ridgeland, MS and PaceSetter Gallery in Flowood, MS.
Participating Members Are:
Mary Ann Elliott
Ella Jane Putnam
Lori Rene Ragab
Ann Ulmer - PEOPLE's CHOICE Award
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