Involved in fine art and fine craft for the past 25 years, Lyn Asselta has an extensive back ground. However, at one point, she opened an old box of Grumbacher pastels and never looked back. While pondering what inspires her, she found images of fields of Queen Anne's Lace and old farm houses on hills, waves crashing against rock and fog obscuring shorelines, the sun setting over golden marshes and silhouetting ancient oaks, mist on the distant hills in the morning were living in her memory with a sense of timelessness and endless possibilities. She has always found herself drawn to locations that have a rugged, solitary strength, places with untold stories, and places where she feels able to lose herself in the nature that surrounds her. Pastel, as a medium, seems to be a perfect metaphor for her relationship to these landscapes... vibrant, expressive, exuberant and tactile; pastel allows Lyn to hold a piece of color in her hand and to capture the essence of the wild, untouched beauty she finds in the world.