Sydney McGinley

Sydney is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and designated as a Master Pastelist by this New York City organization. She is also a signature member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in NYC. Sydney has won many national and international awards and her work is collected in the United States and Europe. ​​


Publications that have featured her work include The Pastel Journal, The American Artist, The Artists’ Magazine, Pratique des Arts, and Fine Art Connoisseur. Sydney's pastels may also be seen in books such as A Painter's Guide to Design and Composition, Pure Color/The Best of Pastel, Stroke of Genius 3/The Best of Drawing, Lessons in Classical Drawing, and Sketchbook Confidential 2.

Artist’s Statement

"My inspiration comes from the desire to convey good design and draftsmanship. I find that soft pastels allow me to draw and paint simultaneously. For several years my subject matter has been the human form. I prefer placing the figure in an environment and to work in a series in order to develop one idea more completely.

I draw to discover anew the elements that resonate from the carefully designed and composed plan developed for the next painting. This action explores and confirms my initial interest in the forms. I look for unification in straight lines, arabesques, and enclosures."


Artist Sydney McGinley

“A Study in Pink and Blue” 24.5” x 18” image 29.5” x 23” framed pastel $1,300

Artist Sydney McGinley

“Woman Wearing Indian Jacket Fixing Hair” 18” x 18” image 23” x 23” framed pastel $1,000

Artist Sydney McGinley

“The Dressing Room” 13” x 9” image 24” x 20” framed pastel $675 sold

Artist Sydney McGinley

“Young Woman in Blue Kimono” 17” x 20” image 22” x 25” framed pastel $1,050

Artist Sydney McGinley

“Young Woman in Yellow and Red Stripes” 23.5” x 17” image 28.5” x 22” framed pastel $1,250 sold

The artwork pictured here is a representation of this artist's work. We aim to display only pieces that are currently in the gallery, though some may have been sold. If you are interested in purchasing a particular piece by this artist, please call the gallery at (302) 645-0551.