||Q: What kind of art do you create?
||Q: Can you give us your current elevator pitch?
||Q: What is your favorite thing about creating on sandpaper? (Cassandra Alvarado Oliphant via Instagram)
||Q: Your work is unlike anyone else’s. There is such power and boldness in your pastels. What processes are you using to create such poignant and robustly colored work?
||Q: Do your materials have properties that allow you to maximize what you depict in your work?
||Q: Would you describe how you are taking soft pastel in new directions as a fine art medium?
||Q: Have any artists influenced you technically?
||Q: Last week you spoke about what happens before you begin a pastel painting. Would you talk about how you actually make the work?
||Q: How long does it take you to complete a pastel-on-sandpaper painting?