Clark Elster is a Charter and Signature member (“Distinguished Pastellist”) and past President of the Northwest Pastel Society (NPS), Member of the Oregon Pastel Society and Member and Past President of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists.
Clark started painting in 1984 shortly before retirement as a Seattle Police Commander and soon thereafter began earning widespread recognition for his award-winning work accepted in regional and national juried exhibitions, as well as being featured in one-man exhibits in California, Oregon and Seattle. He has studied and painted with a number of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. His work spans a broad range of subjects from landscapes (including plein-air) and marinescapes to still-lifes, figures and portraiture.
His paintings have been featured twice in American Artist magazine and at the 1986 World Exposition Fair in Canada, and his paintings are in private, corporate and public collections in Europe, Japan, Canada and throughout the United States. Clark also juries art exhibits and conducts artist’s workshops in Washington and Oregon.