My name is Paul Ryan and I am a pastel collector. Among the many pastel artists I collect is Andrew Gunderson (1888 – 1964). Gunderson lived in Monee Illinois, just South of Chicago and created a prolific amount of pastel paintings in his one man studio. Most were landscapes, some seascapes and still life. He created his own pastel hues for his special paintings. I started this blog to discuss his paintings. I collect pastel paintings as a hobby and as a collector. I buy and sell and perhaps trade Gunderson pastel paintings just as any other collector would do with their hobby (baseball cards, coins, stamps, antiques, etc.) I would hope that collectors and people that own Andrew Gunderson pastel paintings would discuss their paintings. Post a picture and let us see the art Andrew Gunderson created. I have been asked many questions about Gunderson and his paintings, mostly about the value and what the numbers mean on the back of the paintings represent. I an NOT an expert, nor am I an appraiser, but I will offer my opinion on what is sent and hope others will offer theirs too. Remember value is only what someone will pay for an object at a certain period of time. Value depends on the painted scene and condition. Damage to pastels (water damage, smudging, warped, tears or holes) will lessen a value. Damaged frames or broken glass also. So let the discussion begin.