is a leading pastel and oil portrait artist,
specializing in children. Wende has been featured in
American Artist, International Artist, the Pastel Journal,
Portrait Highlights and Pastel Artist International magazines.
In addition her work is included in "Pure Color - The Best of Pastel," "Pastel Interpretations," "Best of Pastel 2" and "The Art of Pastel Portraiture." Her book "Painting Children's Portraits in Pastel"
has been selling worldwide since its publication in 2001.
A New York Times article, "Formal Portraits Dress Down" from October 2005, referred to Wende as "a leader in the field" of family portraiture. She was included in the 2006 publication of "Who's Who in American Art". She is a regular participant in the Portrait Society of America's annual conferences giving demonstrations and critiques. Wende's work has been shown in museums and national exhibitions, garnering numerous awards most notably from the Pastel Society of America where she is designated a Master Pastelist. She holds a BFA from Paier College and has continued her studies at the Art Student's League, the National Academy and in private workshops. She and her husband, artist Daniel E. Greene, and their daughter, Avignon, live in North Salem, New York.
Wende Caporale painting a pastel portrait of Kathryn Widing in the studio
at North Salem, NY
photo credit - Suzanne DeChillo for the New York Times