About Pastelesta

About Pastelesta

Acrylic paintingHello, I’m Kristin from Pastelesta in Yateley, Hampshire. I love to draw and paint, and have been drawing animals and portraits since I was a little girl. I studied art at Aberystwyth in the beautiful Welsh countryside and still have a love of the area.

I draw as often as I possibly can and find it very satisfying to fill sketchbooks with drawings of the world around me. I like to encourage others to do the same as I believe that observation and practice are the keys to growing as an artist.

My work tends to focus on people and animals, I think because I love the feeling of seeing a character develop on the page or canvas as it ‘comes alive’. I try to use a variety of different media, depending on the subject or maybe the feeling I want to convey.

Pastel is very effective for drawing fur for animal portraits, and I love the light, illustrative effect of watercolour for sketches and quick paintings.

I have recently been exploring oils for portraits and I love their richness and the sculptural quality they give to tone.

I enjoy teaching art to others and have a small number of private pupils. If you are interested in learning to draw or developing your technique, get in touch.



Pastelesta did three really lovely drawings of my Grandchildren, each one framed and delivered to my door, I would recommend her work and wouldn’t hesitate to use her again.
She showed me a pic online fist to make sure I liked it. The prices are fantastic and mailing was quick and well protected, best I’ve ever dealt with and would recommend her ps. When I look at picture its like my dog is back.
A beautiful portrait of my daughter’s pony… A true likeness of him…. She was over the moon with it.. And take pride of place in her bedroom.. Beautifully done.. A very gifted lady x.
Absolutely delighted with my Calendar! You’re so talented. The artwork is beautiful and the quality of the printing and calendar itself is fab. Thank you!
I have just received the portrait of my two doggies! It’s amazing I’m so pleased with it can’t thank you enough xxxx
…it is much better than the original photo as you have given extra depth and dimension to their fur etc.
We are absolutely thrilled to bits with the drawing and it will take pride of place in the living room for everyone to see