Cristel's Pastels, Paintings and Sketches







Cristel Mol-Dellepoort

Cristel's Pastels, Paintings and Sketches

Oakville, Ontario



Thanks for visiting my FineArtAmerica page!

In case you’re curious, here’s a bit more about me. I was born in The Netherlands, where I lived for the first 21 years of my life. Always having had an interest in all things creative, I studied to be an art teacher at Teacher’s College d’Witte Leli in Amsterdam (now part of the Amsterdam School of the Arts). However, no sooner had I completed my college degree, did I meet my future husband Brad and began my life as an expatriate.

Where I live...
Having lived in Spain, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and visited many, many more countries, I currently call Bangkok my home, for most of the time. I also spend time in Canada near Toronto and in South Carolina’s Low Country (USA), on a Sea Island called Fripp. So I guess I am a bit of a nomad! ;-) Where’s my favourite place? Well, that’s hard to decide! They all have something beautiful, fun or inspiring.

Back to my creative roots…
After a hiatus of nearly 17 years, I returned to my creative roots when in 2011 I started, with partners, a jewellery business, Senzu Ltd. in Canada and Thailand. Then a few years ago I began picking up my drawing pencils again, and found I am really drawn (pun intended!) to the medium of pastels. Currently I am experimenting mostly with hard and soft pastels, but because I believe that to develop as an artist, you must continue to learn and experimenting is a big part of that, you may see me ply other media as well.
Still learning new things every day and I feel like I am just getting started! ;-)

I hope you enjoy my art, and it inspires you to think about its subject, the beauty of nature or just makes your day a little brighter. I would love to read your comments, feedback and suggestions on my artwork here and invite you to peruse my galleries at your leisure. Also check out my main website, for original paintings, my blog and newsletter updates on new art, events and exhibitions, as well as my Facebook page: Hope to see you there!

Active member of the following Artist Associations:
Pastel Artists Canada.
The Southeastern Pastel Society.
Photography Association of Beaufort.



Still Life


Abstract Art

The Human Form

Oil and Mixed Media

Photographic Art