2019 DINA GARDNER is an award winning pastel artist who became fascinated by pastels in her mid-fifties , educating herself through classes, workshops, and books, and diligently painting every day. As an artist living bicoastal, Gardner’s work is inspired by the seascapes and landscapes of California and Massachusetts. She is an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Wellesley Society of Artists. She is also a founder and Signature Status Member of the Central Mass Pastel Society and a member of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. Gardner recently became a Full Member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA.