||Q: How long did it take you to discover the properties of pastel? (Liliana Mileo via facebook.com/BarbaraRachko/)
||Q: Do you remember the first pastel painting that you ever made?
||Q: You took classes at The Art League School in Alexandria, VA in the late eighties studying intensely with Lisa Semerad and Diane Tesler. How have these experiences impacted on the way you currently produce your artworks? By the way, I sometimes wonder if a certain kind of formal training in artistic disciplines could even stifle a young artist’s creativity. What do you think?
||Q: How did you prepare yourself to change careers and work as a professional artist?
||Q: You have sometimes spoken about your early work as a portrait artist. When and why did you start making portraits? Do you still do them?