The artist's name is Vera J. I learned from an elderly neighbor who I encountered when leaving the sale that Vera had lived in that house but had died about 20 or so years prior. Vera had been a school teacher. I have not found any information about Vera J.Wells as an artist so apparently she was an unknown artist. The pastels range in date from the 1930's up to the early 1950's. They are nature scenes, some are signed, and most are labelled with the location of the scene depicted. The locations seem to be mostly in the northeastern United States. The item "Original antique pastel picture by female artist mid 20th C" is in sale since Saturday, December 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "mystician1" and is located in Cambridge, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.