||Pearls from artists* # 449
||Q: What has been your biggest challenge so far?
||Q: How long did it take you to discover the properties of pastel? (Liliana Mileo via facebook.com/BarbaraRachko/)
||Q: Where did you grow up and what were some early milestones or experiences that contributed to you becoming an artist later in life?
||Q: Do you remember the first pastel painting that you ever made?
||Q: What’s on the easel today?
||Q: Do you have a daily artistic practice?
||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?