BIO Desiree Sterbini creates award winning works with oil pastels and colored pencils on textured paper and board. Her sensitive compositions are detailed with vibrant colors and strokes, created by stumps of rolled paper and a brush. Women of color, children, the simple lives of ordinary people and nature are her primary subjects. Desiree received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and continues to study through workshops and studio classes. Her oil pastel paintings have been exhibited and featured throughout the DC metro area and nationally, including: Embassy of Cote d’Ivoire, Fox News Washington DC Myvoicedc.com, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at the Smith Farm Center, Edison Place Gallery, L'Eclat de Verr Gallery, Sandy Springs Museum, Art Expo Las Vegas, and 7 Women from 7 Countries exhibition, Doral, Florida. Desiree's works have also been on loan in Port Louis, Mauritius Embassy through the United States Arts in Embassy Program. Along with works held in several private collections, Desiree's talents also include commissions, and illustrating children's books, "Splash Puddle Splash" and "Are You Listening Potbelly?", written by Ellen S. Cromwell. Statement "A Young girl dressed for her First Holy Communion. She is basking in the light of faith, and the light of the stained glass."