Donna Aldridge, international award-winning master pastelist and oil painter, fine artist, has work in collections in 25 countries and teaches painting workshops nationally and art classes in Kansas City.
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Artists' Essentials
DVD Painting
Workshop Series

Red 40 Entertainment

Lucid Design Studios

Mutrux & Assoc.

Windowpane Observatory

American Fishes

First Year of Painting

Awakening World

Busy Bee Honey


Inner Healing




Art Spectrum

Terry Ludwig Pastels

Mount Vision Pastels



Artist Career Training

Artists' Essentials DVD
Painting Workshop Series

Thea Gerritsen

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MO Ray County Road Pastel Painting by International Award-winning Master-pastelist Donna Aldridge, artist, fine arts. This road runs through the farmland of Ray County in Missouri near Lawon.

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Melanie Pahlmann's Lucid Design Studios
Web site designs—simple, elegant, exceptional and very personally-tuned for each business or individual—plus logo, book, packaging and other digital design services.

Todd Kuhns — Red Forty Entertainment
Todd Kuhns is a multi-talented international filmmaker and videographer with a rich list of experience. Artists' Essentials is his latest venture in partnership with Donna Aldridge.

Joseph Tomelleri's American Fishes
Considered by the Audubon Society and leading icthyologists to be "THE best fish painter", Visit Joe's site to see hundreds of exacting paintings of American fish, publications featuring his work, info about fish and more.

Jody Drake's Awakening World Art & Design
Creative and print production services for brochures, newsletters, book covers, church bulletins, affirmation cards, inspirational works, banners and sanctuary art

Jody Drake's First Year of Painting
A delightful journey thru a quite remarkable—and award-winning first year of painting. So many would love to be doing ever what Jody did in her first year! Fun to see this documented!

John Mutrux & Associates Photography
Exceptional Commercial Photography and Pre-press Expertise. A favorite of KC-area professional painters for preserving paintings to film and digital, as well!

Robert Burn's Busy Bee Honey
The BEST honey I've ever tasted! Robert's web site is full of fascinating information. His popular and award-winning honey is available from Robert or his booth at the Overland Park Farmer's Market.

Synthesis ~ Administrative Support for Creative People
Superb services in Orgainization and Bookkeeping for individuals to medium-sized businesses. National Act! Trainers, too. This site offers Tips for Sales and Organization, Act! Courses and so much more!

Ann Taylor's Inner Healing
Ann is an internationally-known energy healer and teacher. Her work is utterly amazing and remarkable. Dr. Bernie Siegel, her client, friend and co-presenter lauds her work, as well.

BodyWorx for the Best in Nutrients!
Guy and Caroline are such lovely people and will help you find the best nutrients for your health and energy! 877.663.3438 They offer an excitingly broad range of fine products. I'm particularly thankful for the many Nutraceutic products which have been miracles for me since 1997!

MidAmerica Pastel Society
This is an exciting organization of pastel-painting artists and supporters based in Kansas City. M
embers from ND-NE-CO-KS-OK-AR-MO-IA-IN-MX & AU! Very interesting, useful, informative meetings, forth Tuesdays, Village Presybterian, Prairie Village, KS. Popular newsletter, exhibitions at museums, galleries, etc, and other events including our plein-air paint outs!

International Association of Pastel Societies
An umbrella organization that includes about 40 pastel societies from around the world. The biennial convention is in Albuquerque, NM May 9-11, 2003. Always so much fun!

Art Spectrum Artists Materials in Melbourne, Australia
An excellent range of fine artists' materials, chosen by London's Royal Academy of Art as their exclusive brand! My major favorite for its outstanding quality, high pigmentation, handling, range and other attibutes in oils, pastels, watercolors, papers for pastel and watercolor, primer in 16 colors for adding grained texture to surfaces and more!

Terry Ludwig Pastels in Littleton, Colorado
Another major favorite of mine. Wonderfully soft pastels with a unique range of both intense colors and very sophisticated lower intensity ranges. The rectangular shape is another favorite quality!

The Mount Vision Pastel Company, Mt. Vision, New York
This perhaps-newest brand impressed me immediately! An unusual texture that grabs the paper. Wonderful color ranges. Another must to add to your collection!

Gamblin Artists Colors Company, Oregon
Very fine colors and a full range of particularly well-developed mediums, and more. Mr. Gamblin himself responds to the technical questions by email. The web site is an excellent information resource.

Pro-Pak for special heavy-duty boxes to ship paintings, New York
I far prefer these boxes to the better-known brand. These offer greater versatility and full security in shipping. I use convelouted foam layers to pad my paintings. Works beautifully! See the Pastel Journal magazine, Nov/Dec 2001 for 6 photos of my packing process with commentary.

Mairyann Wrentmore's Platypus Art Studio in Tallahassee, FL
Whimsical, 3-dimensional paintings in exotic colors.

Artist Career Training (A.C.T.)
The Artist Career Training Program enables artists to get more exposure for their work and to sell more art. The 12-month comprehensive A.C.T. program includes practical print and audio learning resources, a vibrant on-line community, and monthly group training sessions by telephone conference call. Sign up for the free monthly newsletter, ArtMatters! and tuition-free introductory "10 Tips" TeleClass at

Windowpane Observatory
This is an exciting and fascinating site that I have so thoroughly enjoyed — and returned again and again. Journey through the universe to places where stars are being born, stars have died and the expanding universe continues.

Artists' Essentials DVD Painting Workshop Series
Donna Aldridge's teaching will now be available to artists all over the world through the masterful videography of Toddd Kuhns. Please visit Artists' Essentials as well as Red 40 Entertainment for more about the series and the works of both artists.

Thea Gerritsen ~ Fine Arts Painter, The Netherlands
Thea Gerritsen is a wonderful painter of beautiful portraits, figure paintings and other subjects. She works in both pastel and oil, most often from life. There is so much heart and vitality in her work. Even those who do not understand Dutch will enjoy the paintings. She's planning to add translations on her web site before long.

Copyright Notice

Please Note:  All artwork and materials contained on this website are copyrighted by Donna Aldridge.  No image or picture may be downloaded or copied without written permission from the artist.  Many of the painting images you will see on this site may be available for sale in original or in print form by contacting Aldridge Studios.