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Oil Pastels: Martin Rollins

Much of artist Martin Rollins’ work depicts urban and suburban streets and park scenes from around Louisville, Ky., where he lives and works. The many works featured in this profile illustrate his interest in buildings and architecture as subject matter, his use of light and shadow, and his focus on the transient nature of life. Rollins talks about the challenges and advantages of his chosen medium—oil pastels—and gives viewers a peak into his sketchbook.

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