Soft Pastel Illustrations by Natalie Roberts

Tampa, Florida 33 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Soft Pastel Illustrations by Natalie Roberts

Tampa, Florida | 33 Sales

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Last updated on March 16, 2011
Welcome to Surrealmuse Studios! Featuring the soft pastel paintings, prints, journals, note cards and magnets of Natalie Roberts.

Soft pastel paintings are often referred to as a lost art since most artists traditionally paint with oils, acrylics, or watercolor. Unlike these liquid based mediums, soft pastel comes in the form of a powder stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and an inert binder that results in bright, bold paintings.

My technique involves smudging color with my fingers directly and then applying a layer of fixative that help bind the colors together. I then repeat the process several times to build up the texture and richness in color.

Printed on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic Paper, which features a unique pearlescent surface that captures sharp details and beautifully saturated colors resulting in striking, three-dimensional, lasting images on an ultra-bright background.

All original paintings and prints feature custom mats cut in my studio. Options include single mats and double mats in a wide range of colors.

I also carry a wide range of functional art from fine art photography notecards to magnets and wire bound journals.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
Please note that I am not responsible for damaged or lost items due to shipping. However, insurance and/or signed delivery confirmation can be purchased to cover the event of these situations.

Items can be returned within 14 business days providing that the item has not been used or damaged, and shipping is paid by the customer.
PayPal is my preferred method of payment. I also accept checks, and will mail your items once payment is cleared.
Most items ship within 24-48 hours. Light weight items such as notecards and magnets will ship via US First Class postage service with delivery confirmation. Heavier items such as fine art prints and some journals will ship via US Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. And to ensure the safe delivery of original paintings over $100, they will ship via US Priority Mail with both insurance and signed confirmation.

International delivery is also available with all prices listing First Class rates. Once international purchases are made, I will confirm the exact postage required for your area and will issue a refund if necessary. International Priority Mail is also available. Just contact me for an exact quote.

Please note that I do not collect any customs when sending packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and I am not responsible for those charges. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency. Returns will not be accepted due to customs fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Available for custom orders. Please see my Alchemy page for more information: