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 Milsom Street summer morning 2016

' Milsom Street - Summer Morning 2016 '
Peter Brown

The Pastel Society

Encouraging the use of pastel within the contemporary art world. The Society was founded in 1898, and the first exhibition held in the Royal Institute in Piccadilly. Founder members and early exhibitors included Brangwyn, Degas, Rodin, Rothenstein, Whistler and G.F. Watts. There are currently over fifty-five Members who are professional artists living and working in this country and overseas. Membership is granted through a strict assessment of technical skill, originality, innovation and enthusiasm.

The Society pursues its aims through education and example. It is currently responsible for organising exhibitions, tutorial workshops, demonstrations and lectures throughout the UK. The Society's major showcase is the Annual Exhibition held at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London. This is open to entries from both Members and Non-Members. Awards are made to works of particular note. Workshops and demonstrations are also provided throughout the duration of the exhibition.


The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Telephone: 020 7930 6844

Dates for 2017 Annual Exhibition

• Pre-Submission opens on Monday 1st August 2016, 12 noon 

• Pre-Submission closes on Friday 4th November 2016, 12 noon

• Log in for results of Pre-Submission on Friday 11th November. 12 noon

  to see if your work has been pre-selected

• If pre-selected, please deliver your work on the Receiving day.

• Receiving Day Saturday 7th January 2017. 10am - 5pm.

• Selection Monday 9th January 2017.

• Notification of acceptance posted on
  on Tuesday 10th January 2017 12 noon.

• Collection of unaccepted work Thursday 12th January 10am - 5pm

• Private View Monday 20th February 2pm - 8pm

• Open to the public Tuesday 21st February. 10am to 5pm

• Exhibition closes Saturday 4th March 3pm.

• Collection of unsold work Thursday 9th March 10am-5pm.

To read or download the October 2016 Pastel Society Newsletter [Download]
Previous issues are available on the Archive Page of this site.

Featured Artist

Peter Brown

Green Street 2016

 ' Green Street 2016 '
Peter Brown

Peter Brown is a Bath based artist, an all-weather painter of street scenes and city landscapes. Known for working directly from his subject, he is more affectionately known as 'Pete the Street'.
Pete is gearing up for his new exhibition, A Bath Painter’s Travels opening at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath on 3 December showcasing 50% paintings of Bath and the rest represent his travels around the world. The show will be accompanied by a book. Also new in the shop, Pete’s Paintings of Bath 2017 Calendar and a DVD of his painting trip to Arles.
Pete will be talking and signing copies of his book at Victoria Art Gallery on 3 December & 28 Jan and at Waterstone’s Bathon 6 December.
Looking further ahead, 2017 will see Pete lead a painting holiday in Vietnam. Spaces available.

Curriculum Vitae


2013: The Le Clerc Fowle Medal, Royal Institute of Oil Painters
2012: The Critics' Prize, NEAC
2012: Runner up, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize
2011: The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers Prize
2011: Critic’s Choice, (New English Art Club)
2011: Pall Mall Centenary Show, RAC, Pall Mall: 2nd prize
2009: Critic’s Choice, (New English Art Club)
2008: Arts Club Award (Royal Institute of Oil Painters)
2008: The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing
2006: 1st Artist in Residence at the Savoy Hotel, London
2005: Hunting Art Prizes: The Drawing Prize
2005: The Cross Gate Gallery Purchase Prize
2002: The Arts Club Award (New English Art Club)
2001: The Arts Club Award (Pastel Society)
2001: Selected to be hung at the National Gallery from the 2001 RP Show
2000: W.H.Patterson Memorial Award (New English Art Club)
1998: The Bristol Fine Art Oil Painting Prize (Royal West of England Academy)
1998: The Tom Rice Gallery Award (Pastel Society)
1997: The Saint Cuthberts Mill Award (Royal Society of British Artists)
1996: The Pastel Society Non-Members Award


The RAC Club
The Holburne Museum, Bath
The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
The National Library of Wales
Howard de Walden Estate
Sir John Sunderland
House of Fraser
Lord Young of Graffham
The Bowerman Collection
The Savoy Art Collection
The Target Corporation
The Drapers' Company


Royal Society of British Artists (Honorary)
Royal Society of Portrait Painters
New English Art Club
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Pastel Society
Bath Society of Artists

One Man Exhibitions:

2016: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
2014: Messum’s, Cork Street, London
2014: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
2013: Messums
2013: Messums (Paintings of India)
2012: Messum’s Cork Street, London
2011: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
2010: Messum’s Cork Street, London
2009: Alexander Meddowes, Edinburgh
2009: Messum’s Cork Street, London
2008: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
2008: Messum’s Cork Street, London
2007: Messum’s Cork Street, London
2006: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
2006: Albany Gallery
2005: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
2005: Messum’s Cork Street, London
2004: Messum’s Cork Street, London
2003: W.H.Patterson Fine Arts, London
2003: "West Sussex", Champs Hill, Pulborough (Through WH Patterson and courtesy of the Bowermans)
2002: W.H.Patterson Fine Arts, London
2002: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
2000: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Group Exhibitions:

2015: Varanasi - 4 Painters, Indar Pasricha Fine Arts, London
2013: 'Howard, Cullen, Horton, Devlin and Brown in India', The Tryon Gallery, London
2011: Discerning Eye (invited artist)
2010: 2 man, Albany Gallery, Cardiff
2005: Arts Club Award Winners Exhibition, Dover Street, London
2004: "Richard Pikesley and Peter Brown" 2 man, Chome Fine Art, Bath
2003: "Autumn Exhibition", 3 man, W.H.Patterson Fine Arts, London
2003: "The View" Waterstones Piccadilly and Orleans House Gallery, Richmond
2002: "Peter Brown and David Gordon Hughes", W.H.Patterson Fine Arts, London
2002: "Urban Myths" 5 man, Beaux Arts, Bath
2000: "Peter Brown and Lionel Aggett", W.H.Patterson Fine Arts, London
2000: "A Select Seven", W.H.Patterson Fine Arts, London
1997-99: Mixed shows: The Albany Gallery, Cardiff the Alresford Gallery, Alresford, Beaux Arts, Bath and Island Fine Art, Isle of Wight.


Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
Lynn Painter- Stainers Prize 2006, 07, 08, 09, 12
The Hunting Art Prizes finalist: 1998 ,99, 2000, 01, 05
The First RWA Open Painting Exhibition 2001
The Discerning Eye: 1999, 2000, 01 ,02 ,03, 11
The Laing Art Competition: 2001
New English Art Club: 1997 to date
Royal West of England Academy: 1997, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02
Royal Institute of Oil Painters: 1995, 96, 97, 98, 2000 to date
Pastel Society: 1996 to date
Cheltenham Open Drawing: 1998
Bath Society of Artists: 1995 to date


One man exhibition catalogues (10) 2002 - 2011
'Bath Paintings' Peter Brown 2012 calendar
'Bath Paintings' Peter Brown 2013 calendar
Brown’s Bath’ Publ. 2008 (isbn 978-0-9559727-0-6)
One man exhibition catalogues (9) 2002 - 2010
‘The View’, 2003


'A Picture of Bath' BBC Radio Bristol for 'A Sense of Place' Series, May 2002; 'A Picture of Bath' BBC1 for 'Inside Out' series, September 2004
Art Education:
1987/90: BA(Hons) Fine Art 2:1, Manchester Polytechnic
1986/7: Diploma in Art Foundation Studies (commendation in painting) BCHE, Bath


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