Robert A. Sloan, robertsloan2 online and robertsloan2art on eBay, is a mobility disabled 57 year old science fiction writer, art writer, art teacher, artist, artisan and Renaissance man. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his devoted Siamese companion, Ari Cat. His epic dystopia SF novel Raven Dance is available on Amazon.com and he is the author of many online How To articles at eHow and other communities, as well as an avid reviewer of art supplies and art books. He has yet to meet a medium he doesn't like. http://www.explore-oil-pastels-with-robert-sloan.com -- an information website on this exciting fine art medium. Recently he's been experimenting with soft pastels and Pan Pastels as well, all forms of pastels are becoming favorite mediums.