Mount Vision Soft Pastels
After years of being a printmaker and painter, Karl Kelly founded the Mount Vision Pastel Company in Mount Vision, NY in 2000. Karl gained much expertise working for the Museum School in Boston and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he cultivated all of this knowledge into a new goal: to create a high quality, affordable pastel that is rich in color. Living in different environments—rural, urban and even sub-tropical—inspired Karl to create vivid colors that vary subtly in hues, much like nature. Still operating on the top floor of an old general store, the Mount Vision Pastel Company strives to bring artists professional quality, luxurious pastels that are also safe to use.