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All of the art contained on this page is copyrighted. My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. If you would like to use my art as a reference to draw your own reproduction, note me and I may grant you permission to do so.


About My Business

Custom Pastel by Kristen Carrier is a Christian owned and operated Limited Liability Company and in addition to the prints that you see for sale here on my main/business account, I also draw custom originals for anyone who is interested. This is how I make most of my money with my business. My standard size is 22 x 30 inches, but I will do half sizes (11 x 15 inches) or something in between upon request to help get the price down if needed. I offer three styles of pastel work. The first is my full color style and those pieces are highly detailed reproductions of photos that require more than five different colors of pastel to produce (see You Move Me). This style costs $300 for full size or $170 for half size. My monochromatic style is done in much the same way, but those pieces use four or fewer different shades from one color family (see Language of the Soul). Monochromatics cost $200 for full size or $110 for half size. Lastly, my silhouettes are pieces in which the figures are solid black and are lit from behind with a color of the customer's choice (see Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner). These cost $100 for full size or $60 for half size. If you would like something in between full and half size, please note me. For these in-between sizes, the price will reflect the size. I am negotiable and will always try to assist my clients in choosing a size that suits their home and their budget, so if you are not entirely sure what you're looking for, just leave as much information as you have in your note. Please be aware that I am not a portrait artist, so if you would like your pastel to be of a person, they will need to be in profile and/or slightly silhouetted like in A New Breed or Language of the Soul. I accept cash by mail, money orders, and personal checks for my custom pastel originals and you will need to count on the added cost of framing, shipping, and any customs charges when you are thinking about making a purchase.

For my prints, you should be aware that not every print I offer is pastel. Two are oil on canvas, one is pencil, and one is watercolor. I do not offer these three mediums as custom originals. They are simply art that I have drawn in the past that I decided to offer as prints. Also, please note that even though my deviations have a Custom Pastel by Kristen Carrier stamp in the lower right corner of the art, my prints do not. I'd like to thank you for reading all of this as I know your time is valuable. You can see my website for even more information. God bless.

"For they could not love you, but still your love was true, and when no hope was left inside on that starry, starry night, you took your life as lovers often do. But I could have told you, Vincent, this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you." —Don McLean

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Kristen Danielle Carrier
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States



I do NOT take points for my commissions. Points are for prints ONLY. Credit cards are for if you are local and are purchasing from me in person or for use through Paypal.


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My name is Kristen Danielle. I was born and raised in a small country town, so as such, my heroes generally wear cowboy hats (except for three, one of which is Christ and the other two are my parents). I am from southern Louisiana but will soon be going back to college at Oklahoma State University, where I will continue my major of graphic design as well as my minor of business marketing. During my free time, I run my own pastel business, play video games, and write. I am straight edge and have never had a cigarette, an alcoholic beverage, or a non-prescription drug in my life save for one tiny sip of wine during the Holy Communion at an Episcopalian church when I was little (and before I knew better than to drink it). I'm 27 and my birthday is Valentine's Day. I'd also like to note that I am your typical southern belle— raised on "yes ma'am," "yes sir," sweet tea, Coca-Cola, crawfish, and screened-in porches. If I had to name some song lyrics that describe where I'm from, they would be by Tate Stevens, who says "There's a father and a son with a BB gun shooting bottles off a trashcan lid and a mat on the floor by a dog on the porch that says "Y'all come on in." Thanks for visiting my page!

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Journal Entry: Thu Apr 24, 2014, 10:10 AM

Hello, everyone! As pretty much everyone is aware, Paul Walker of The Fast and the Furious fame passed away in a fiery single-car accident on November 30, 2013. It has been my intention for some time to do a pastel in his memory seeing as how I was a huge fan of his, but I felt that just doing a piece of artwork that featured him wasn't enough. Therefore, when Paul's brother, Cody, stepped up and took Paul's place within the charity organization Paul founded, Reach Out Worldwide, and subsequently created a public, verified Facebook page, I contacted him through that page and informed him that I was going to not only draw a pastel of Paul to honor his memory, but also frame the piece and donate it to Reach Out Worldwide for them to either hang in their offices or auction off to Paul's fans to bring funds into the organization. I also let him know that for every print I sold of the finished portrait of Paul, 100% of the proceeds would be donated to Reach Out Worldwide as my way of helping the charity that Paul loved so dearly continue its life-saving work. Cody responded and told me that he thought it was an awesome idea, thanked me, and gave me a Reach Out Worldwide contact email to send further details to. I am currently finishing a piece for my father, but Paul's will be the next one I start. As any fan who has been with the franchise of The Fast and the Furious since the beginning will know, one of Paul's very first dialogues is with Mia (Jordana Brewster) at Toretto's where he orders the tuna sandwich. The title of the pastel I draw of Paul for Reach Out Worldwide will be named for one of his more famous lines from that scene and the reference picture of Paul that I have chosen to reproduce in pastel is featured below. I will update everyone in this journal entry when I start the piece. Thanks for being loyal watchers! Ta ta for now!

UPDATE: Reach Out Worldwide has contacted me and has said they will not be able to auction the original off for me in order to raise funds for them, so the original will be given to Paul's family using Reach Out Worldwide's office to pass it on to them for me since I will obviously not be able to have their personal address. As for prints, those are still a go and will be available when the pastel is complete with 100% of proceeds going to the charity.

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A Feature For Another Talented Watercolor Artist

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 29, 2013, 3:50 AM

Hello again, y'all! As you have probably noticed by now, I always give permanent features to those artists that I commission to complete art for either myself or for my friends and family. This journal entry is no exception and this feature is specifically for jessicassketchbook, who helped me out with Christmas this year by painting an absolutely amazing portrait of my one year-old second cousin Olivia to give to her mother Elizabeth (my first cousin's wife). Upon receiving the portrait, Elizabeth immediately teared up. She was completely overwhelmed to receive such an amazing gift and I am using this permanent feature to thank jessicassketchbook for her hard work. What was remarkably unique about this commission is that I didn't have a single, well-posed photo of Olivia wearing the dress I had in mind for use as reference material, so I had to send Jessica a series of several photographs (the only ones I had). The ones of Olivia wearing the dress I wanted her painted as wearing were blurry at best and had I not chosen such a skilled artist, I doubt seriously the portrait would have been able to be completed. Jessica took the series of blurry photos and managed to put together a perfectly posed portrait of Olivia and I was completely blown away by the finished product. Below, you can see the series of random photos I sent as well as the completed portrait, and I would definitely, definitely recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a watercolor portrait. I've also included some of her other watercolor work just in case you aren't convinced by the portrait she did for me. I'd greatly appreciate it if you'd head over to her page and :+fav: her work or watch her! Thank you for your time.

Kristen Carrier
Custom Pastel by Kristen Carrier, LLC


Liv2 by CarrierPastel    OliviaDress1 by CarrierPastel  OliviaDress2 by CarrierPastel  OliviaDress3 by CarrierPastel


OliviaPainting by CarrierPastel

OTHER WORK BY jessicassketchbook

Natchitoches by jessicassketchbook  Alabama Angel by jessicassketchbook  Old Man Panning for Gold by jessicassketchbook

Kappa Kappa Gamma by jessicassketchbook  Low Country by jessicassketchbook  Bardstown by jessicassketchbook

Apalachicola Docks by jessicassketchbook  Turning Angel by jessicassketchbook  Basket Weaver by jessicassketchbook

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A Feature For A Talented Watercolor Artist

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 9, 2013, 2:31 AM

Hi, guys! I wanted to do a feature for an extremely talented artist who works with watercolor. My mom's birthday is tomorrow and when she was a little girl, she, her parents, and her two brothers had a cattle dog named Rennie who was extremely smart. My grandpa could be way out in the field on the tractor (they lived and worked on a dairy farm) and when visitors would come, they'd simply say "Rennie, where's Pat?" and Rennie would take off and lead them to my grandpa. Rennie was killed when he was defending their farm from an intruder dog and my mom has always wanted a painting of her childhood pet to remember him by. I chose TrollGirl for this task because of her beautiful work in watercolor and the excellent way she paints wings. I wanted a painting of Rennie, who was a collie, with wings still herding cattle in Heaven, and boy did I get what I was asking for! TrollGirl did an amazing job, so I'm going to share the reference pictures I gave her and the finished artwork here along with some of her other pieces. I would greatly appreciate it if you would head on over to her page and :+fav: her work or watch her! Thanks!

Kristen Carrier
Custom Pastel by Kristen Carrier, LLC

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Collie by CarrierPastel

RennieSmall by CarrierPastel

Ravencaller by TrollGirl Bed Of Roses by TrollGirl Breath of Life by TrollGirl
 Luna's First Flight by TrollGirl Iridescent by TrollGirl Under the Olive Tree by TrollGirl
To Find Peace by TrollGirl Heal by TrollGirl Rider On The Storm by TrollGirl

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A Feature For A Talented Pastel Artist

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 27, 2013, 6:32 PM

Hello again, everyone! I have something to share with you all. If you've read my profile, it's no secret that my favorite singer is Garth Brooks. Well, I'm going to be redoing my room eventually and I wanted a portrait of him to hang on my wall that was large scale. I knew that I wanted the piece done in chalk pastel, but was unsure who to commission at first. Then I got to looking at the art submitted by one of the members of my group, Pastel-Artists, and came to the conclusion that the best person for the job would be blackblacksea. So, I sent her the picture of Garth shown below and she drew it for me over the course of about a week and a half. As you can see from the second photo, she did a phenomenal job, so I wanted to feature her work on my profile as my way of saying thank you. I would greatly appreciate it if you would head on over to her page and :+fav: her work or watch her! Thanks!

Kristen Carrier
Custom Pastel by Kristen Carrier, LLC



OTHER WORK BY blackblacksea

Saving Private Ryan Soft Pastel by blackblacksea Portrait of Spartacus by blackblacksea Soft Pastel Landscape  AMASRA  small port by blackblacksea
SOFT PASTEL PAINTING  MD160 by blackblacksea Soft Pastel MD408 by blackblacksea Soft Pastel MD434 by blackblacksea
Soft Pastel MD 444 by blackblacksea wolverine by blackblacksea Soft pastel portrait of my son by blackblacksea

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lintu47 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy early Birthday! :happy birthday: by iDJPanda
:iconflyingheartsplz: birthday cake by Chibivillecute :iconflyingheartsplz:
Have a wonderful day! Best wishes,
Cristina. :happybounce:
volker03 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanknyou so much for faving my "The Man In The Moon Comes Home".:hug: 
CarrierPastel Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
MPhlox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama back!
CarrierPastel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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