David Brammeld PS RBA 

Artist's Statement:

David works in two main subject areas: urban and natural landscape.

He is interested in the character, texture, architecture and history of old buildings and documents changes to the post-industrial urban environment. He likes to explore and seek out areas of interest: these may be industrial sites or just interesting buildings with character. He is always looking for new subject matter so always has camera or sketchbook to record things. He then makes exploratory studies and drawings to develop ideas.

By contrast, David also enjoys the beauty of the natural landscape with his ‘treescapes’, exploring shape, texture and form as well as colour. Preferring the landscape in late autumn, winter or early spring, when trees are devoid of leaves and exposing their raw beauty and character, he aims to create a feeling of what it is like to be immersed in the countryside - a sense of solitude, quietness and of being with nature.

Always looking to push boundaries in his work and to keep his approach fresh, David works on several pieces at a time, and in a variety of different mediums (graphite, pastel, acrylic or oil) appropriate to the subject and feeling he wants to evoke.

Biographical Details:

David lives and works in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where he has witnessed and documented many profound changes to the post-industrial landscape.

A prize-winning artist of many years experience, David has exhibited regularly at the Mall Galleries since 2002 and is an elected Member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), and also the Pastel Society (PS).

He runs a series of art classes, workshops and demonstrations.

Society Memberships

Royal Society of British Artists (RBA)
Pastel Society (PS)

Other Society Memberships:

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA)

Exhibitions:

Exhibited at the Mall Galleries since 2002 - variously with the Pastel Society, RBA, NEAC, and ROI.

2017
• RBA annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
• Pastel Society annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
• Granary Gallery, Weston Park - RBSA group ‘Architecture’ exhibition
• Russell Gallery, Putney, London - RBA Group show
• The Rye Gallery, Sussex - RBSA Group show
• TrentArt Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme - solo show
• Pastellistes de France 17th International exhibition at Feytiat, Nr. Limoges, France
• RBSA Prize at RBSA Gallery
• New Curators: Watercolour at RBSA Gallery
• RBSA Members and Associates annual show

2016
• Guest artist at Pastellistes de France 16th International exhibition, Feytiat, Limoges, France
• ‘Discovering Landscape’ (RBSA Gallery, Birmingham)
• RBA Group show at Bircham Gallery, Holt
• 'NOW @ the Pastel Society' at the Mall Galleries, London
• 'StART' at RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
• Lowry and Berry exhibition at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery - exhibition and demonstrations
• Stafford Open
• RBSA Prize (RBSA Gallery)
• RBSA Members and Associates annual exhibition
• RBSA Open All Media (RBSA Gallery)
• Newcastle Open
• RBA annual exhibition at Mall Galleries, London

Website:

www.davidbrammeld.com

Twitter:

@davidbrammeld

Email:

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Jeannette Hayes PPS 

Biographical Details:

Studied Foundation Studies at the Royal Berkshire College of Art
B.A (Hons) Fine Art/ Painting at Kingston University 1982-5

Society Memberships:

The Pastel Society (President / Publicity Secretary)

Other Society Memberships:

Chelsea Art Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

Unison Pastel Materials Award – Pastel Centenary Exhibition 2000
Unison Pastel Materials Award – Pastel Centenary Exhibition 2002
The Arts Club Award (Dover Street, London) - Pastel Centenary Exhibition 2004
The Debra Manifold Memorial Award, Linda Blackstone Gallery Award – Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2005
Ages Reeve Memorial Award for a painting of London – Chelsea Art Society 2005
The Debra Manifold Memorial Award, Linda Blackstone Gallery Award – Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2008
The Arts Club Award - Pastel Society 2010
The Henri Roche Pastel Award - Pastel Society
2012 Derwent Award - Pastel Society 2014

Exhibitions:

Dulwich Picture Gallery (Group June’85)
Art for Youth at the Mall Galleries
Kensington & Chelsea Artist’s Exhibition at Leighton House (Selected Group 1992,1999)
Adam & Company/ Spectator Art Prize, Edinburgh (Selected 1992)
Diorama Gallery ‘XMIX’ (Group 1998)
Bartley Drey Gallery, London (Solo 1999 & Group 1999,2000)
Pastel Society Centenary Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Selected Group 2000)
Chelsea Art Society (Selected Group (2000-07)
The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Selected Group 2000)
Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Selected Group 1998-2015)
Carlyle Gallery, London (Selected Group 2002-3)
The Gallery, Mayfair, London 2002
Pond Galleries, London Selected Group 2002-3)
ART LONDON (Beverley Knowles Fine Art) 2004 The Arts Club, Dover Street, London 2004
The Bedale Gallery, London (Beverley Knowles) 2005 Burlington
Fine Art, Piccadilly, London (Selected Group 2005)
Galerie Aaders, La Garde Freinet, France (Solo 2005)
Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton, 2005
Hampshire Art Fair 2005-16
Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate (Selected Group 2006 & 2009)
Beverley Knowles Fine Art (Selected Group 2006)
The Salt House Gallery, St Ives 2006
St David’s Hall, Cardiff 2006
Piers Feetham Gallery, London 2007
Alresford Gallery 2007
Southampton City Art Gallery (Selected Group 2007)
Art London (Frost and Reed Gallery) 2008
Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition) 2009
Alresford Gallery 2010
Gallery LeFort 2010,2011
Artwave west, Dorest 2010-2016
Martin’s Gallery, Cheltenham 2011
Discerning Eye, London 2013
Royal West of England Academy Annual Exhibition, 2014, 2015, 2016
Bath Contemporary 2015-2016
ChART - Chatsworth Horse Trials 2016

Website:

www.jeannettehayes.com 

 

 

John Tookey PS 

Artist's Statement:

I am concerned with capturing the feeling of a subject rather than a topographical likeness. The subjects I look for and find visually exciting tend to be everyday, ' slice of life' subjects- the ordinary excites me! This can be a dilapidated set of buildings or a crowded interior with interesting light effects.

Biographical Details:

Trained at Sir John Cass School of Art, London during the mid sixties in fine and graphic art.
Elected a member of the Pastel Society '82.
Became a full time painter/ tutor '88.
Works in pastel, watercolour, oil and acrylic.

Society Memberships

Pastel Society
Institute of East Anglian Artists
President of the Essex Art Club.

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

Brandlier Prize (RWA)
Pastel Soc of Canada Award (PS)
Frank Herring Award (PS)
Buzzacott Award (PS)

Exhibitions:

Bacons Gallery 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97.
Denis Taplin Gallery 90, 93, 94, 95.
Southwold Gallery 2006, 2009, 2011.
Snape Maltings Gallery 2002, 2003.
Aubrey Gallery 2015.
Newport Gallery 91, 90.

Group Exhibitions:

The Alresford Gallery
The Wykeham Galleries
Linda Blackstone Gallery
Bank Street Gallery
The Hunter Gallery
Rowley Gallery

Publications:

Series of travel books for Gordon Fraser Books( 86-88),and
Andr'e Deutch (89). Contributions to several art publications;
Houses & Buildings, The Encyclopaedia of Watercolour Techniques,
The Encyclopaedia of Pastel Painting. Contributions to many art magazines

Website:

http://www.eastanglianartists.com/john-tookey.php 
http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/artist/john-tookey-ps 

 

Melodie Cook PS 

Artist's Statement:

The human being is at the core of my work.The face, the hands, the incredible beauty of the human body. The expression, the demeanour, and what hides behind that or is expressed through that. My background in fashion is evident in my continuing interest in costume and adornment and how it can be used to denote or deny a presence. I am very passionate about drawing as well as painting and sculpture,but in 2012 I decided to focus entirely on drawing and began using pastels for the first time

Biographical Details:

I was born in 1955 in Exmouth, Devon.I went to Italy in 1977 for three weeks and remained there for 27 years. I returned to the UK a few years ago and have recently moved to Norfolk. 
My career began in the fashion industry,working in Italy as a freelance designer and consultant collaborating with some of Italy's major brands including Stefanel, Benetton, Replay and La Perla. After 18 years I left the fashion world and set up a new art and design studio,creating collections and illustrations for editorials and children's books, stationery, ceramics and glass.

After a few years I returned to the UK and went back to school to study fine art in London.

Society Memberships:

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

2017 Henri Roche' Award for “Samuel Froggatt with Peonies” 
2016 The Pastel Society Award for Non-Members Award 2016 (joint winner) for "Tweedy in Centaur Costume” - The Thunders - Giffords Circus 2014"
2015 Faber Castell Award for "Nancy Trotter Landry and Bobby" -The Thunders - Giffords Circus 2014 - Pastel Society
2013 Conté a Paris Award for "Red Monocle" - Pastel Society
2012 First Prize, Art Academy Drawing Award for "Ciro 30" judged by Brendan Kelly

Exhibitions:

The Pastel Society Open Exhibition 2017 Mall Galleries London

The Pastel Society Open Exhibition 2016 Mall Galleries London

FirstSite Arts Centre Colchester Open Exhibition 2015

The Pastel Society Open Exhibition 2015 Mall Galleries London

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Open Exhibition 2014 Mall Galleries London

"The Story of the Creative" July 25th - Sept 10th 2013 (Digital Exhibition held by See.Me)
Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art NYC USA

The Pastel Society Open Exhibition 2013 Mall Galleries London

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Open Exhibition 2013 Mall Galleries London

KPMG East London July - October 2012

Publications:

"makingamark" Blog by Katherine Tyrell,on the 2017 Pastel Society Exhibition.Featuring a photo
of my 3 works and some words about my work.

https://makingamark.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/118th-annual-exhibition-of-pastel-society.html#more

Website:

http://www.melodiecook.co.uk  

 

Jaana Fowler PS 

Artist's Statement and Method of Working:

I remember happily using oil pastels as a child (they were better than those insipid wax crayons that were then marketed as suitable for children). There is a physicality about them, you can build up a proper layer of quite intense colour, and the whites can be used for covering and correcting too.
Over the years when I thought I wanted to be a painter I tried various paint techniques, but realised eventually that it wasn’t for me really. Collage and printing using stencils were the intermediate step towards sculpture which turned out to be my ‘language’.
Many ideas for my sculptures stem from visual observations of compositions in paintings-not specific ones, but dipping into the art archive in my mind from years of wondering around museums and art galleries.
I have carried on making two dimensional work as well as sculpture. Collage has always been part of my work but I was dissatisfied with the lack of textural interest and decided to start pushing the work further with the addition of pastel marks. These grew into a much richer texture and now the collage takes a role only as the base onto which to build the picture.
And recently I have started to have ideas and tentative experiments of using pastels and pencil marks on three dimensional works. It might work...

My pastel on collage compositions are built up through stages after the initial arrangement of the elements where the shape and the subject matter begins to emerge. I may cut up the image again and rearrange things until the design appears to gel .Then I go over with a pencil and find the main directions and blocks that direct the eye, and on top of that comes the colour and texture applied with soft oil pastels. More drawing follows and yet more pastel application, sometimes to block in something that looks too busy, or unify an area with close colour combinations, modifying the flow and rhythm of the composition.
The subject matter of still life endures in my work fed by looking at paintings and sculptures from antiquity to the present day where the domestic and the everyday things appear in various arrangements, not forgetting the observations of my own home paraphernalia and clutter.
I aim to find the visual interest there and attempt to assemble a visually coherent image.

Biographical Details:

Born in Helsinki from where I came to London to study art in the seventies
BA Hons Sculpture from St Martin’s school of Art in 1979
Teaching art at a primary school for three years to 1983
Running Visual Literacy workshops on a Media Arts programme at Royal Holloway College LU for three years to 1999
Free lance model maker and assistant to Sir Anthony Caro from 1981 to 2012
Exhibiting work up and down the country from 1988

Society Memberships

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

The Pastel Society Catalogue Award First Prize 2015

The Frank Herring Award : The Pastel Society 2014

Exhibitions:

2015-2016 group shows: Pastel Society Open, Discerning Eye, Society of Women Artists Open,Charlie Smith Anthology, Royal West Academy Bristol Open

2014-2015 group shows: Pastel Society Open, Royal West Academy Bristol, Threadneedle Prize Exhibition Mall Galleries

2013-2014 two artists: Peggy Jay Gallery Burgh House Hampstead

2012-2013 group shows: Open West Exhibition at National Trust’s Newark Park, Threadneedle Prize Exhibition Mall Galleries

2011-2012 group show: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2010-2011 solo show: Artist of the Day Flowers Cork Street, group show; Small is Beautiful Flowers Cork Street

2009-2010 group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Artspace at Barn Galleries, Ludlow Summer Show, three artists: Kingsgate Gallery

2008-2009 group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Ludlow Summer Show

2007-2008 two artists: Koukan gallery London N10, group shows: Battersea Art Fair, Artspace at Barn Galleries

2006-07 group shows: Langham Fine Arts Annual show at Bury St Edmunds, Discerning Eye at Mall Galleries London,
Battersea Arts Fair and Henley Artspace at Barn Galleries

2005-06 four artists: Kingsgate Gallery London NW6,
Group shows: Battersea Arts Fair, Henley Artspace at Barn Galleries
and Henley Festival

2004-05 group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Chelsea Arts Fair,
Artspace at Barn Galleries, 2step Arts: Hoxton Hall project Hackney

2003-04 group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Battersea Arts Fair, Henley Festival , Artspace at Navestock Essex,

2002-03 group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Chelsea Arts Fair, Artspace at Barn Galleries,

2001-02 two artists: National Trust Sutton House Hackney, 2step Arts: Candid Gallery Project London N1

2000-01 group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Worcester Artspace with Barn galleries, Ruth Gorman Arts London NW3

1999-2000 group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Covent Garden Festival with Heifer gallery, East West Gallery Christmas Exhibition London W11

1998-99 solo: Barbican Arts Centre Library and New End Gallery London NW3 , two artists: Heifer Gallery London N5
Group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1997-98 solo: Burgh House Hampstead London NW3
group shows: Blackheath Gallery Spring Show London SE3 ,Business Design Centre Art Fair

1980-1997 Exhibitions in this period include:
Group shows with Centaur Gallery London N6 , Blackheath Gallery ,Woodlands Art Gallery London SE3 ,Beatrice Royal Gallery Eastleigh ,Piano Nobile Gallery Richmond upon Thames, Brighton Arts Index , Clode Gallery Bridgenorth
Solo at Lauderdale House London.

Private Collections:

Uppark House National Trust
Arnos Vale Cemetery Restoration Project
Leicestershire Education Department

Website:

Jaanafowler.co.uk 

 

Sheila Goodman PS SWA

Artist's Statement:

Having painted in oils from childhood, I discovered pastels as a sketching medium in the 1980s and quickly found an affinity with them. Within a few years I was exhibiting pastel paintings in both local and London galleries. They remain my first medium although I enjoy occasionally using oils, acrylics and collage.
Landscape subjects that appeal to me concern water, trees, beaches or townscapes which I hope to capture through the use of expressive colour.

Biographical Details:

Born in Lancashire but grew up in Buckinghamshire.
3 year diploma course in Graphics at High Wycombe College of Art 1966-1969.
Lived and worked in London before moving to Hampshire in 1981.
Worked as a Graphic Designer 1970-1990, painting full-time since then.

Society Memberships:

Society of Women Artists since 1995.
Pastel Society since 2009.

Other:

Bournemouth Arts Club since 2001.

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

SWA 2008 Peoples Choice Award.
PS 2009 Unison Award.
PS 2014 Artists and Illustrators Award.

Exhibitions:

Pastel Society
Society of Botanical Artists
Society of Women Artists
New English Art Club
Royal West of England Academy
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Anna-Mei Chadwick Gallery
Bettles Gallery
Campion Gallery
Peter Hedley Gallery
Alresford Gallery
Blackheath Gallery
Thompsons, Aldeburgh
Russell-Cotes Museum
Broadway Modern
St. Barbe Museum

Publications:

Pastel Journal 2010.
Leisure Painter 2010.
The Artist 1996, 97, 2012.
Muse Magazine 2009.
Practique des Art 2012.
Artists and Illustrators 2014.

Website:

www.sgart.co.uk  

 

 

 

Janine Baldwin PS 

Artist's Statement:

Living on the North Yorkshire coast I am surrounded by beautiful moors, woodland and coastline - these natural environments are a constant inspiration, and sketches made directly in the landscape form the basis of my studio work. I use layers of charcoal, pastel and graphite to gradually create my paintings, and I feel these layers reflect the sheer depth of detail in the Yorkshire landscape, from the tiniest plants to vast forests on the horizon line. Influences include Joan Eardley, Cy Twombly and Kurt Jackson

Biographical Details:

B. 1979, Leeds. Janine lives in Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast and produces paintings, prints and works on paper inspired by land and sea. She has exhibited extensively across the UK, including with the Royal Academy of Arts, the Pastel Society and the Society of Women Artists, London. Janine's work is included in private collections worldwide, and has received prestigious awards including the Arts Club Charitable Trust Award in 2014, the Haworth Prize in 2015 and the Unison Colour Award in 2016. In 2017 Janine was elected a member of the Pastel Society, London. She is passionate about the conservation of our landscape and since 2006 she has been a conservation volunteer for the North York Moors National Park, working on projects such as tree planting and butterfly habitat management.

Society Memberships

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

2017 - Elected a member of the Pastel Society, London

2016 - The Unison Colour Award at the ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2015 - The Haworth Prize at the ‘New English Art Club Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2014 - The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award at the ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2006 - Shortlisted for Art Scholarship for Rural & Landscape Artists, Royal Bath & West of England Society

Exhibitions:

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Look Again @ The Pastel Society

Other Exhibitions:
Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2012 - ‘Expressions’, Pyramid Gallery, York

2011 - ‘On the Path of Colour’, Back o’ the Shop Gallery, Terrington, York

2007 - ‘Visions of Land and Sea’, Scarborough Art Gallery, North Yorkshire

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 - Cambridge Art Fair, represented by Watermark Gallery

2015 - ‘The Haworth Prize’ at the ‘New English Art Club Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2014 - ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2014 - ‘A Woman’s View’, Blue Tree Gallery, York

2013 - ‘Painting: Light of the North’, According to McGee, York

2011 - ‘Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2010 - Cricket Fine Art, London

2009 - Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

2008 - Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

2007 - Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance, Cornwall

2005 - ‘Bath Society of Artists 100th Exhibition’, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Collections:

Sir Alan and Lady Heather Ayckbourn

Private collections across the UK, Europe, Africa, Mexico and US

Website:

www.janinebaldwin.com 

 

 

 

Simon Hodges PS 

Artist's Statement:

My primary inspiration comes from the landscape but with an architectural background, buildings and townscapes feature strongly in my work. I am self taught as an artist referring back to greats such as Turner, Seago and Melville to inspire a constant rethinking although in essence my approach to painting is no more complicated than working hard to capture a sense of place and time, quality of light, variations in weather, changes of season and to portray this in two dimensions considering composition, drawing, narrative, tone and colour.

Method of Working:

Whilst my work always begins in front of the subject by sketching in a variety of mediums, most of my finished work is done in my studio, often using compositional drawings or paintings before commencing the finished piece. Besides pastel, I work in charcoal, watercolour, acrylic and oil; at times I use a combination of these mediums.

Biographical Details:

I was born in 1958 in Surrey; I am married and have lived in Larkhall in Bath since 1985. Whilst I have painted since I was a child, I was encouraged to go to university and so studied architecture.
1977-81 Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff
B.Sc Architectural Science 1st Class Honours
B.Arch (Wales) Distinction
1992-1993 West of England University, Bristol
M.Sc Construction Management
1979-80 Architectural Practice in Wimbledon.
1981-82 Architectural Practice in Victoria, London. Work on hotels and private houses
1984 Membership of Architects Registration Council of The United Kingdom
1985 Membership of The Royal Institute of British Architects
1983-1991 Bath & Frome Architectural Practice (Associate & Partner) Clients included Marlborough College and University of Bath.
1993-1996 Yeovil, Oxford & London Architectural Practice (Associate)
1996-1999 Private Architectural Practice (Bath)
2000 onwards- Invited artist at Le Corre Gallery, Bradford on Avon
2010 Invited artist at Bath Gallery, Bath
2010/11 Invited artist at LeFort Gallery, Bath
2011-2016 Overall coordinator of Larkhall Open Studio Art Trail
2014 onwards- Invited artist at Castle Fine Art, Bath
2015 onwards- Invited artist at Widbrookgrange Hotel, Bradford on Avon
2017 Membership of The Pastel Society

Society Memberships

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

1978 Winner of Welsh Measured Drawing Competition
1996 Winner of Open Design Competition for New Glastonbury Library
2009/10 Highly Commended in Bath Art Prize Competition, The Octagon, Bath
2010 SAA Artist of The Year winner in The Building & Industrial Category
2014 Winner of Escoda Barcelona Award for an outstanding landscape at Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, The Mall Galleries, London.

Exhibitions:

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition 2016
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2015
Look Again @ The Pastel Society

Other Exhibitions:

1969 National Childrens' Drawing Competition (London)
1979 Represented Welsh School of Architecture in National Drawing Competition
1990/91 RWA Bristol Annual Open Exhibition (Architecture)
1999 First solo painting exhibition (Bradford on Avon)
2000 The Bath Society Annual Open Exhibition
2001 Sadler Gallery Open Exhibition, Wells
2001-05 The Theatre Royal Open Exhibition
2002/03 The Royal Crescent Club Exhibition
2003 No. 1 The Royal Crescent Shop Exhibition
2011-2016 The Bath Society Annual Open Exhibition
2004 to 2008 Solo exhibitions at West Barn, Bradford on Avon
2005 "Drawing on Bath" solo exhibition (The Theatre Royal, Bath)
2008 "St. Michael's & The City" solo exhibition (St. Michael's Church, Bath)
2009 "A Bath for All Seasons" solo exhibition (The Theatre Royal, Bath)
2010 onwards- Open Studio Exhibition at Hillview Studio, Larkhall
2011/12 RWA Bristol Annual Open Exhibition (Art)
2011 The Grant Bradley Gallery Open Exhibition (Bristol)
2013 "Britain" solo mixed exhibition (LeCorre Gallery)
2013 "Larkhall at night" solo exhibition (Oriel Hall, Larkhall)
2011-2016 Overall coordinator of Larkhall Open Studio Trail
2014 – 17 The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition
2014 & 2017 Royal Institute Painters in Water Colours Annual Exhibition
2015 Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2016 New English Art Annual Open Exhibition

Publications:

Various local newspaper articles. Limited edition prints and cards for No.1, The Royal Crescent, The Theatre Royal, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Rode Manor House and various private commissions.

Website:

www.hillviewstudio.co.uk

 

 

 

Liz Balkwill PS 

Artist's Statement:

I enjoy painting the figure: capturing gesture and using colour to evoke mood. No matter what the subject my main aim is to capture the way that light and shadow transforms everyday objects from the mundane to the beautiful.

Biographical Details:

Liz Balkwill graduated from Norwich School of Art in 1980. She has been working as a professional portrait painter for the past 15 years and has been gaining a steady reputation for her still-life paintings in both oils and pastel.
Liz has painted a number of notable portrait commissions and has exhibited at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, ROI, SWA and the Pastel Society.
Liz Balkwill graduated from Norwich School of Art in 1980. She has been working as a professional portrait painter for the past 15 years and has been gaining a steady reputation for her still-life paintings in both oils and pastel.
Liz has painted a number of notable portrait commissions and has exhibited at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, ROI, SWA and the Pastel Society.

Society Memberships:

The Pastel Society

Other Society Memberships:

Institute of East Anglia Artists (Full member since 2014)
Guild of Norwich Painters (Full member since 2013)
Armed Forces Art Society (Full member since 2010)

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

The President's Prize, Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle, 2009
The SCS Prize for best small work, Armed Forces Art Society (AFAS), 2009
St Cuthberts Mill Award, AFAS, 2010
Highly commended SAA Artist of the Year, 2011
Herring Easel Prize, ROI, 2013
Unison Award, Pastel Society, 2013
Society Prize for Painting, AFAS, 2013
Pan Pastel Prize, Pastel Society 2015
Winsor & Newton award for non-member ROI 2015

Exhibitions:

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2015
Look Again @ The Pastel Society
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2014

Publications:

Liz has written and contributed to features in the Artist’s and Illustrators Magazine

Website:

www.lizbalkwill.com 

 

 

Jan Munro PS 

Artist's Statement:

My paintings are made with watercolour, acrylic, pastels and sometimes a mixture of media. I am primarily a landscape painter using both local and other UK places for inspiration. More recently I have been developing still life paintings in pastel. I love to buy a piece of pottery wherever I visit and it inspires a still life.
I aim to represent a place or thing but also to convey to the viewer my inspiration and feelings about what I am painting. I want to look beyond the reality.
Composition and design are key elements in my paintings so that there is a feeling of balance. There will always be a sense of light and space. I work hard to master the media that I use so that the painting seems to flow beyond technique and to be made with a playful curiosity and seemingly without struggle.
Enabling others to enjoy and develop their own art is a big part of my life. Weekly classes for adults take up much of term time. Often preparing a class informs a painting. They go hand in hand.
Method of Working
I like to spend time in a place, make sketches, take photos and gather as much information as I can. Paintings of landscape are mostly made in my studio from sketches made on site. If I use a photo I always make a sketch from it and use memories of that place so that I move away from the totally representational. More and more I like to paint en plain air sketches usually in watercolour. Landscapes are made in watercolour and acrylic with texture and distance in mind.
A still life is always set up in my studio. Recently I have been including landscape or place in with the still life. This can take time. I need to see it for colours, patterns and light. I then do a drawing. Pastel is the medium. I use a sanded surface in a mid or dark tone. Pastel is applied dark to light with side strokes and some layering.

Biographical Details:

Born London 11.4.1958

Lives and works Herts/Bucks area

First Career was in Nursing. 1976-1990.

Bsc Hons Human Biology: Loughborough University, 1985.

City and Guilds : Mixed Media, Life Drawing, Watercolour Diploma part 1 (Gold Medal Winner 2000).

Society Memberships

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

The Artist Award : Look Again, The Pastel Society 2015

The Unison Award : Look Again, The Pastel Society 2015

The Annie Longley Award : The Pastel Society 2016

The Frank Herring Award : The Pastel Society 2016

The Wicked Watercolour Award : The RI 2015

Best in Show St Albans Art Society, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2016

Other Exhibitions:

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017

The Pastel Society 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

The Society of Women Artists 2011, 2013

Parallax : Chelsea Town Hall, 2015

Yvonne Arnaud Exhibition, Guildford, 2015

Annual Exhibitions of St Albans, Berkhamsted, Harpenden Art Societies

Open Studio, Herts, every year

Publications:

Munro, Jan : ‘ Artists to Watch’, The Pastel Journal USA, Dec 2016, p.23

Munro, Jan : ‘Colour, Shape and Space’, The Artist magazine, Nov 2015, p.12

Website:

www.janmunro.com 

 

 

Tony Allain PS 

Artist's Statement:

"I am not interested in pure representation; my work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by landscape, still life or interior.
I take an everyday scene and, through a subtle approach and through focusing on light, colour and tone, I try to give the motif an elevated atmosphere. My subjects are often oriented around the mood of the sea, skies, harbours, ships and figures; I am constantly absorbing everything that is around me.
I am interested in new ideas and art forms. My philosophy is that the more I work the more I discover.
Drawing is essential as a tool of discovery; Skill and mastery of technique are also essential, but only as a vocabulary and a means towards an idea. I struggle to keep an open mind."
As Degas once said, “drawing is not about what one sees, it’s about what one makes others see”.Biographical Details:Education/Career

Biographical Details:

Born Guernsey Channel Islands 1949
Self-taught
Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
Master Pastel Artist of New Zealand
Artist Member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
Tutor and demonstrator
Lives on the Isle of Wight

Exhibitions:

Framecraft/Studio Gallery, Guernsey CI    1974 -1990
Visual Arts Festival, France                       1976
R.W.S.Art Club, London                             1976 - 1980
The Georgian House, Alderney CI             1977
Brighton Museum/Art Gallery UK               1992
Ferens Art Gallery Hull UK                         1996/98
Chichester Centre of Arts UK                     1997
The Gallery Cork Street, London                2001
John Noott Galleries, Broadway UK           2003/2013   
Island Fine Arts, I.O.W.                               2000/03/12   
Panter & Hall, Mayfair, London                   2001/03   
Mall Galleries, London                                2004       
Selwyn Gallery, NZ                                     2010       
Exhibitions Gallery, Wellington, NZ            2006 - 2013   
Coach House Gallery, Guernsey CI           2003/12
Affordable Arts Fair, London                      2000/005/14/15
Century Gallery, Windsor UK                     2001/03
Chelsea Arts Fair, London                         2001/03/12
Royal Society of Marine Artists,                 2005
Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland NZ                  2007/09/11/13
Mansfield Gallery, Nelson, NZ                   2011
Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York            2012
Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London      2013/14/15   
Pastel Society of America, New York        2014

Awards:

2008  The Pastel Journal 100 Award  Honourable Mention Winner
2011  PANZ National Winner              1st Prize
2012  The Pastel Journal 100 Award  Honourable Mention Winner
2014  The Pastel Society                    The Artist Magazine Award
2014  The Pastel Society                    Non-Member Award   
2015  The Pastel Society                    Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award

Recent Publications:Artist's Statement: Exhibitions Awards:Contact Details:

April 2008  Pastel 100:                                      The Pastel Journal USA
January 2009  Island Country:                          The Pastel Journal USA
December 2009  Inspired in the Studio:            The Pastel Journal USA
April 2010  13 International Pastelists:              Pratique des Arts FRANCE
October 2010  Tony Allain Captor of Light:        Pratique des Arts FRANCE
New Zealand’s Favourite Artists Volume 2  by  Denis Robinson NEW ZEALAND

Contact Details:

www.tonyallainfineart.com
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June Arnold PS SWAc

Education/Career

1962 - 1966 Kingston College of Art - Dip AD 1st class Hons in Interior Design.

1966 - 1975. Interior Designer in local Government, private practice, THF Hotels, and Head of Interior Design for Whitbread London.

1975-1995. Formed own Interior Design company with her husband, specializing in 5 star Hotels in the UK and overseas. Winners of 2 major Hotel Design competitions in 1976 and 1983.

June Arnold began life drawing and painting in her spare time in 1991. Following her first solo exhibition, she changed her career to paint full time. her early collections featured the natural world in and around her home on Dartmoor ; flowers, hedgerows and still lives.

Inspired by many years of travelling in Greece, she began a series of 'Interiors', together with paintings of local markets, old buildings, and Tavernas. Gradually people began to appear in the works, with the characters often becoming the primary source of interest.

In recent years, following travels further afield, most noteably India, her paintings have become predominantly figurative, sometimes within an architectural framework, as her fascination for old buildings and architectural detail remains. Portraiture too has become an important part of her work.

Her favourite medium is pastel, often with an underpainting of gouache, but she also works in oil, acrylic, or mixed media with collage, all depending on the subject to be undertaken. Drawing remains an essential part of her initial painting process through many roughs in her favoured medium of charcoal.

For 10 years she gave a variety of  lectures and workshops, together with courses in painting and pastel.

Exhibitions:

She has exhibited widely in open exhibitions and galleries in the UK Including three solo exhibitions and 3 open studios events. Her work can be seen at the Marine House Beer and at her studio by appointment.

Societies:

Member - The South West Academy

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

Awards include double prize winner at the Pastel Society Mall Galleries In 2004, and SWAc prize winner in 2003, 2010 and 2015. 

Contact Details:

Address: 24 Old Manor Close, Holne Cross, Ashburton TQ13 7JF

Tel: 01364 652 602

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Libby January PS

Education/Career

Libby January was born in Cambridge, England and initially trained and worked as a teacher.
About 20 years ago she made a major change of direction and returned to college in order to develop her lifelong interest in art.     
As a result, she acquired diplomas in Fine Art and Printmaking.  
        
Libby has continued her career as an artist taking part in many art events across the UK and has had a number of successful joint and solo exhibitions.  
        
Her original works can be seen through various commercial galleries, some of which are also available in the form of Limited Edition prints.    
        
Libby mainly works in pastel and was elected to be a Pastel Society Member in recent years.
        
From fully abstract to the figurative Libby's work exposes her love of nature and her place in it.

Work is also available as silk screen limited edition prints, giclee limited edition prints and greetings cards through various publishers including the CCA Galleries and others.

Diploma of Education 1966

Diploma in Fine Art 1992

Diploma in Print Making 1994

Elected member of Pastel Society 2007

Societies:

Member - The Pastel Society,        

Member - The Associated Midland Artists

Member - The Leamington Studio Artists    

Galleries:

Courcoux & Courcoux - Stockbridge

Gallery Upstairs – Henley in Arden

Machado Gallery – Barford

Mall Galleries – London

Number 9 Gallery – Birmingham

Artifex – Sutton Coldfield

Gallery 150 – Leamington Spa

Contact Details:

www.libbyjanuary.com

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Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

National Exhibitions:

The Royal Water-colour Society, at the Bankside Gallery.
The Pastel Society.
The Royal Society of Marine Artists.
The New English Art Club
The Royal Institute of Painters in Water-colour.
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
The Royal Society of British Artists, all at the Mall Galleries London.
The Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition.
The Royal West of England Academy, at Bristol.
The Royal Academy, London.

Tutoring:

Dedham Hall Dedham Essex.
The Watershed Studio, St Osyth, Essex.
Tutoring Workshops in Rohoboth Art League Delaware USA.

Memberships:

1996 elected a member of The Wapping Group of Artists.
1997 elected a member of The Chelsea Art Society.
2000 elected a member of The Langham Sketching Club.
2001 elected a member of The R.I. (The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour).
2002 elected to R.I. Council.
2003 elected to The Pastel Society. 2008 elected to Council.  2011 Vice President.
2006 elected an Associate of The ROI. (The Royal Institute of Oil Painters).
2008 elected full member of the ROI. 2009 elected ROI Council.
2011 Honorary President of Haslemere Art Society.

Residencies:

1997 Invited Artist in Residence for the Petersfield Music Festival.
1996 - 1998 Artist in Residence at Petworth House. 2005 Festival of the Sea Artist.
2005, 2007,2009, 2011 Invited Artist in Residence for Guildford International Music Festival.

Awards:

1999 & 2005 R.O.I prize winner   Non-Member painter award.
2000 Pastel Society   Annie Longley award.
2000 Royal Watercolour Society Abbott & Holder Travel Award.
2002 R.O.I. The Stanley Grimm Award.
2003 Pastel Society Unison Pastel Award.
2003 R.I. Llewellyn Alexander Award.
2004 & 2006 Pastel Society Daler Rowney Award of Excellence.
2009 ROI Cornelissen Prize for Painting.
2010 Pastel Society Ranelagh Press Award.
2010 The Bath Prize Best Oil Painting.
2010 ROI Le Clerc Fowle Medal.
2011 Pastel Society Unison Pastel Award.   
2011 Pastel Society Anthony J Lester Art Critics Award  
2011 Pastel Society The Arts Club Award.
2011 ROI DAS Group Award for a work of Distinction.
2011 Honorary Mention  Prize Plein Air, Easton USA.
2013 Pastel Society Caran d'Ache Major Sponsor's Award

Publications:

Featured in WATERCOLOUR INNOVATIONS by Jackie Simmonds.
Contributor to the Artist Magazine.  Artist and Illustrator Magazine

Has work in collection of Surrey University.

Contact Details:

Website: http://www.rogerdellar.com

Sarah Bee PS

Biographical Details:

Sarah gained a Dip AD in Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art
And worked as a graphic designer for National Magazines.

Later she worked as a makeup artist and bodypainter for commercial photography and film.

Sarah studied painting at Heatherleys School of Fine art, and subsequently painted with the Blockley Group.
It was during this time that she was introduced to pastels.
In 2005 she was elected to The Pastel Society.

Living in South Devon, Sarah draws inspiration from the landscape.
Constantly evolving methods and style allow her to effectively portray the changing seasons and light.

Sarah works in the studio from sketches and notes made on location.
Paintings are achieved by working on board and layering gesso, acrylic, and finally pastel.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

Caran d'Ache Award 2014
The Unison Pastel Award 2012
Frank Herring Award 2011
Sarah Samuels Fine Painting Award 2008
Linda Blackstone Gallery Award 2006
Alexander Prowse Award 2005

Exhibitions:

The Mall Gallery, London
Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon
First View Gallery, Stourhead
Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth
Walker Galleries, Harrogate
Bath Contemporary Gallery
Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
Broadway Modern, Broadway, Worc.
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Hants.


Sarah has completed corporate commissions and has her work in private collections in the UK and Europe.

Publications:

Article in 'The Pastel Journal' USA October 2014
Article in 'The Artist' March 2013
Article in 'Artists and Illustrators' November 2012
Article in ‘Artists and Illustrators’ June 2011
Article in ’The Artist’ March 2011
Article in ‘The Artist’ April 2008
Article in ‘The Pastel Journal’ USA October 2007
Article in ‘The Artist’ June 2007

Contact Details:

Further work and contact details can be found at
www.sarahbee-painter.com

Tom Walker PS 

Biographical Details:

BA Graphics/Illustration 1976-79 and ATC 1982 at Brighton Poly
1982-93 Head of Art at Northease Manor School for dyslexic children, Nr. Lewes.
1993 onwards, self-employed artist, designer, calligrapher, sign-writer and picture-framer

First exhibition – pastel works - Bredons Book Shop,Brighton 1967
1969 – 1975 lived and worked in Florence and Asolo, Italy. One man shows there in 1971, 73 and 75.
1972 – with others at Gardner Arts Centre, Sussex University.
One-man shows include:
Star (now Hop) Gallery, Lewes: 1990, 94 with Julian Bell, 96, 98, 2001,04,05,06,07 and 08;
Var Galleria, Veszprem, Hungary 1995;
St. Marylebone Crypt, London 1995, 96 and 97;
Edington Festival 1998, 99 and 2000;
Kingston Parish Church 2001.
Dimbola Lodge, Freshwater, IOW, with Julian Bell 2010
Pelham House, Lewes 2010
Pastel showcase Foundry Gallery, Lewes 2011 with Peter Vincent PS, Marco Crivello and 10 of my students plus 90 children from Southover Primary School making pastel murals.
Private commissions include murals, decorated furniture and music-related images.
Corporate: 6 panels for Wren Associates at Lloyds of London 1995
3 calligraphic ‘visualisations’ of poetry by Jackie Wills for Lever-Faberge, Kingston-on-Thames 2002.
Design for 5  embroidered panels, 2011, to commemorate 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes
Stage work includes projected illustrations, set and lighting for ‘Purgations’ by poet Mark Hewitt with music by Peter Copley
2012 designed, illustrated and wrote The Stile Book, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Monday Group, East Sussex voluntary rights-of-way workers, stile, bridge and causeway builders. 

THE MYSTIC IMAGE (1986-1990) 
51 pastel triptychs inspired by L’Orgue Mystique, by French composer, Charles Tournemire (1870-1939),
exhibited in numerous churches and cathedrals in the UK, France, Holland, Germany and in 1990 the completed cycle in
St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and in two churches in Minneapolis USA. Gave talk on Radio 3. Many of these images
reproduced on CDs. All images now in private collections.

SNOOKER IN THE FRAME (2005-2009)
147 humorous pastel images tangentially related to snooker, frequently televised by the BBC (see my website) at the
major snooker tournaments. Works created on site: 2007 UK Championship, Telford, 2008 and 2009 World Championships,
Sheffield. Complete series exhibited Sheffield Wintergarden April/May 2009. Last exhibition at Trinity Photography Gallery,
Salisbury opened by Steve Davis OBE who owns 5. Others in private collections across the world. 40 donated to charities.

Personal Statement:

'I’m an improviser at heart, fascinated by the unpredictable. My enthusiasms and obsessions have taken me on journeys of discovery from precise representation to wild abstraction. I believe in craft and technical skill as much as in the power of imagination, spontaneity and the element of surprise. I have worked in most 2D media including pastel since my school days and exclusively in pastel for the last 20 years. It’s the ideal medium for me, flexible, versatile, forgiving and fast. I teach regular pastel classes and day workshops at my Cooksbridge studio and love that almost as much as making pictures'.

Contact Details:

Ferndale, Cooksbridge, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4SL.
Phone: 01273/472595 or 07704827276   e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.tomwalkerartist.co.uk 

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA

Biographical Details:

Studied Fine Art at Leicester College of Art & Design. After graduating she spent 18 months in Mauritius with the International Voluntary Service as an artist. On her return to England she established a partnership working in property renovation and interior design using her skills to produce the architectural drawings and artists impressions of projects undertaken.

In 1982 she formed a business in conjunction with her sister, a silversmith, working closely with her producing a range of etched brass bowls, door plates etc. A bowl produced by them was accepted by the Victoria & Albert Museum for its permanent collection.

In 1990 in commemoration of the evacuation of Dunkirk she produced a Limited Edition of 150 pairs of brass etched coasters. Edition No. 2 was presented by her at the opening of the Dunkirk Exhibition in Dover to Winston Churchill MP grandson of the late Sir Winston Churchill. Edition No. 3 was presented to Major General Ramsay son of the late Admiral Ramsay who masterminded the Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940. Edition No. 1 was accepted by H.R.H Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.

Cheryl lives in Sandwich where she has a custom built studio in her garden. Quiet unspoilt places are her inspiration and she shares these with her English Setter and her sketch book.

In June 2003 she was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in March 2004 was elected a member of the Pastel Society.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK.

Personal Statement:

I am a landscape painter because the countryside is the place where I feel most at ease. I do feel it is possible to have a spiritual connection with the natural world, and I hope that my paintings reflect this. My work has always been about ‘how it feels’ rather than ‘how it looks’.

It is good to be humbled by nature and what better than a vast and powerful landscape or a mighty oak tree to do just that. Mankind needs to learn his place in the grand scheme of things. We have an amazing world around us, which survives in spite of all we do to destroy it. If one painting can communicate some of this magic, then a miracle has occurred. On another level, the natural world has its own symmetry. To me, as an artist, it is a matter of following the rules of that symmetry, and the painting will create its own conviction without the aid of photographic realism.

To draw the landscape is the point of contact. It is the most important part of the process --- the catalyst for the final work.

Awards:

‘Willi Hoffman-Guth Award for Colour and Light’, Pastel Society

The Brian Sinfield Gallery Award.

The Henri Roché Pastel Award.

The Girault Pastel Award St Aulaye France. (One work purchased for the Pastel Museum St Aulaye)

Publications:

The Artist’, March/April 2009

Featured Artist, ‘Pastel Journal’, USA, December 2008
‘The Artist’, December 2002

The Artists Magazine December 2002 *

The Pastel Journal, Cincinatti USA December 2008

The Artist Magazine March/April 2009 *

The Artist Magazine March 2010 *

Pratique des Arts Feature article October 2010

The Artist Magazine September, October and November 2010 *

The Leisure Painter 2011

The Artist Magazine January, February and March 2012 *

Kent Life February 2012

Artists & Illustrators July 2012.

The Artist Magazine September 2013. *

‘Green Art: Trees, Roots and Leaves’ by E. Ashley Rooney

Published by Schiffer Publishing USA. 2013

The Artist Magazine Summer Edition 2014. *

Pure Color 2 to be published Summer 2017

(* Articles created and written by Cheryl)

Contact Details:

Address: 9 Stone Cross Lees, Sandwich Kent CT13 0BZ

Tel: +44(0)1304 619921

Mobile: 07738 661584

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www.cherylculverpaintings.co.uk

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA RWA

Biographical Details:

Born in Motherwell Scotland 1932
Studied in London at Harrow School of Art and Hornsey College of Art. 
Holds a London University degree in Art Teaching

Past President of The Pastel Society
A Royal West of England Academician
Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists
Past Governor of the Federation of British Artists

Personal Statement:

Since my student days I have believed in gaining knowledge from direct observation. Drawing is very important to me and through accuracy in drawing I try to explore shape and form and discover in a subject its potential for a painting.

I paint in a variety of media including mixed media depending on specific exhibition requirements. I regard the composition and content of a painting as more important than the medium, but sometimes I instinctively choose a particular sketch to work from because I visualise it in a certain medium. I can’t explain why this is so.

Marine and industrial subjects, buildings in the landscape, figures and still life appeal to me, but whatever the subject, I am searching for its abstract qualities. In my paintings I try to keep a balance between realism and abstract patterns full of strong rhythms and invention, distilled from my drawings. I see the world as a kaleidoscope of broken lines, shapes and colour masses, sometimes fragmented into jewels of colour. These are the qualities I seek in my work and am continually striving to achieve.

After many years I am still searching for new ideas and ways to express them. I am never satisfied with what I have done and am always thinking and hoping that the next painting is going to be the best.  

Awards:

Has received many prestigious awards, and exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions in the UK, Europe and North America.I am happiest when working in my studio where I can study the object in front of me in a controlled situation. It’s like making a jigsaw puzzle where every object produces spaces and shadows which fit together to make a cohesive, interesting painting.

Commissions and Collections:

Alcoa International Inc.  British Telecom,  Clwyd CC,  CWS Ltd,   Hampshire CC,  Consumers Association,  Laing plc,  Newsweek International,  National Museum of Wales,  Nuclear Electric,   Proctor & Gamble, Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Caribbean Line, Whitbread plc. etc.

Publications:

Moira is the author of several books on drawing and painting
Publishers:      A & C Black London  UK  
                       Bauverlag  Berlin  Germany  
                       Vigot  Paris  France     
                       David & Charles  Newton Abbot  UK
                       Harper Collins  London  UK     
                       North Light  Cincinnati  USA
                       F&W Publications Cincinnati  USA

‘Sketchbook Secrets’ is her latest book, published by David & Charles
in the UK and F&W Publications Cincinnati in North America.

Contact Details:

Website: www.moirahuntly.com

Norma Stephenson PS

Biographical Details:

1945 Born in Hawick, in the Scottish Borders
1962 Won a bursary to study Fine Art and Graphic Design at Sheffield Art College
Elected to the Pastel Society in 2004.

Artist’s Statement

Scottish painters have always held a special interest for me: Joan Eardley, whose work seems contemporary even today, the Scottish Colourists and now Barbara Rae and John Brown and other contemporary painters whose work is colourful and verging on the abstract.

John Blockley has been a major influence on my life and work. On first seeing his paintings I was immediately aware of a vision and interpretation of the landscape to which I could relate and have since always had great admiration for his work.

Annual holidays on the West Coast of Scotland, a childhood living on the edge of the Peak District and now in the hills of the Forest of Bowland and Dales of North Yorkshire were other influences. I feel I have a natural affinity with the wild northern landscapes. The tough squat farms and barns and the ribbon roads over the moorland are often a feature of my work.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Method of Working:

My working approach is studio based, working from sketches and digital photography. I abstract the images to find the essence and compositional patterns. I work in pastels, acrylics or watercolour on gesso/pumice primed board and use both Unison and Daler-Rowney pastels. I work over an under-painting of either failed watercolour or watercolour washes, usually on large sized mountboard.

Often I will throw myself into a painting without any preparation. This almost always is more likely to lead to a successful outcome than is a preconceived, measured start. Often I will cover the support with watercolour or acrylic, aggressively and randomly, to achieve a patina and cover the inhibiting whit. I then slowly feel my way into the image, drawing into it with Conte and enjoying a ‘wandering line’ until it feels comfortable and balanced, with the right proportion of busy and calm areas.

I block in the main shape in pastel, but consider it important to leave some of the under painting showing for texture and interest.

There comes an inevitable point, however, where dissatisfaction sets in. Almost always this is because the painting has become too explicit, leaving nothing to the viewer’s imagination. Radical measures are required, which can result in success or disaster.

I will often dribble water into the pastel, causing rivulets and textured effects, or I will sweep my hand across the surface to remove detail. I am always looking for an abstracted personal interpretation of the subject.

Awards:

2005 The Bill Patterson Memorial Award
2003 The Cuthbert Award
2002 The Frank Herring Award
2001 The Cuthbert Award

Exhibitions:

June 2009 The Walker Gallery, Harrogate
November 2008 Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
June 2006 The Walker Gallery, Harrogate
2006 Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
The Wykham Gallery, Stockbridge

Contact Details:

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Telephone: 01524 251670
Website: www.normastephenson.co.uk

Peter Vincent FCSD FRSA

Education/Career

Trained in graphics at Southend School of Art. Worked in large design studio in London specialising in exhibitions. Left to become personal assistant to Alan Badcock, a successful freelance exhibition designer.

Married and moved to Canada after securing a contract with the Canadian Government to co-design the Centennial Confederation Train and Caravans and was responsible for external graphics and structures (which you can still see on the web)

Used pastels for the first time to illustrate design concepts.

After winning an AIA award for the design of a Canadian Government commercial exhibition in New York I returned to the UK to run my own design practice.

Spent the next thirty years as an international exhibition designer working with clients as varied as Canada House, British Steel, United Nations, Short Brothers, Unilever, The Building Centre, Sari Fabrics, ARC, the MOD and Tarmac.

Retired early and moved to Sussex to play and experiment with pastels.

My first public showing was a successful one man show in Lewes which was encouraging.

Exhibitions:

London, Southampton, New Arlesford, Harrogate, Cheltenham, Shrewsbury, Bath and Aldeburgh.
Also work shown in galleries in Tunbridge Wells, Lewes, Teddington and open my studio annually as part of the Lewes Artwave Festival.

For many years I have been a volunteer worker at Headway, observational drawing with people with aquired brain injury.

Societies:

Elected as a member of The Pastel Society
Fellow of The Chartered Society of Designers
Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts

Awards:

Unison.
Daler-Rowney.

Contact Details:

Address: 28 The Green, Newick, East Sussex. BN8 4LB
Telephone: 01825 722069
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Michael Norman PS

Education/Career

Michael worked as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor until early retirement in 1995.  During this period he spent any available spare time he had drawing and painting, attending evening classes and weekend courses.
 
Upon retirement he was able to devote the bulk of his time to painting, initially in oils and watercolours.  In the late 90’s he started painting in pastels and has continued with this medium ever since only using watercolours when he goes out sketching.

Michael lives in Exmouth, Devon.  The Exe estuary provides a wealth of inspiration for his paintings as well as the rest of the Devon and Cornish coast and countryside.

In March 2007 he was elected to membership of the Pastel Society UK.

Awards:

2004  Award at the South West Academy of Arts exhibition
2006  Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings Award
2007  Unison Pastels Award
2008  Bill Paterson Memorial Award
2009  Frank Herring Award

Articles:

2006  Art in Devon
2009  Artists magazine article
2010  Pratique des Arts feature article
2012  The Pastel Journal of America feature article

Group Exhibitions:

Michael has taken part in many group exhibitions, including the South West Academy , Walker Galleries Honiton, Great British Landscape Rosemoor RHS Gardens, Southampton City Art Gallery, Mercer Gallery Harrogate, Martins Gallery Cheltenham, Yvonne Arnaud Art 2009 Guildford, Frinton Gallery Essex, Picturecraft Gallery Norfolk and Gallery LeFort Bath.

Solo Exhibitions:

2001,2 and 8 Fred Keetch Gallery, Exmouth, Devon
2003   Higher Street Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
2005 and 6  Walker Galleries, Honiton, Devon
2007   Walker Galleries, Sidbury Mill, Devon
2010   John Noott Gallery, Broadway, Worcs.
2011   Gallery LeFort, Bath
2013   Martins Gallery, Cheltenham.

Contact Details:

Address:  1 Claredale Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2EE
Telephone:  01395 272922
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www.michaeljnorman.co.uk

Featured Artist

Roger Dellar
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 ' Rainy Day, the Strand '
by 
Roger Dellar

 

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Roger Dellar works from his studio in Surrey. He has a keen interest in people and their behaviour, and is fascinated by the way the play of light transforms a subject; either working in the studio or plein air.
He is a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Pastel Society, and The Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Since 1996 has been an active member of The Wapping Group. He has won numerous awards
His interest in observing people in their environments has influenced him to record and interpret them, capturing light effects.

Exhibitions:

He regularly exhibits in galleries in the UK and has had several one man exhibitions.
Represented in USA by the Peninsula Gallery Lewes Delaware.

National Exhibitions:

The Royal Water-colour Society, at the Bankside Gallery.
The Pastel Society.
The Royal Society of Marine Artists.
The New English Art Club
The Royal Institute of Painters in Water-colour.
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
The Royal Society of British Artists, all at the Mall Galleries London.
The Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition.
The Royal West of England Academy, at Bristol.
The Royal Academy, London.

Teaching:

He regularly tutors to Art Societies working in all mediums.
Holds a City & Guilds Teaching Certificate.
Tutoring at Dedham Hall Dedham Essex. The Watershed Studio, St Osyth, Essex.
Tutoring Workshops in Delaware USA.

Membership:

1996 elected a member of The Wapping Group of Artists.
1997 elected a member of The Chelsea Art Society.
2000 elected a member of The Langham Sketching Club.
2001 elected a member of The R.I. (The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour).
2002 elected to R.I. Council.
2003 elected a member of The Pastel Society. 2008 elected Pastel Society Council. 2011 Vice president.
2006 elected an Associate of The ROI. (The Royal Institute of Oil Painters).
2008 elected full member of the ROI. 2009 elected ROI Council.
2011 Honary President of Haslemere Art Society.

Residences:

1997 Invited Artist in Residence for the Petersfield Music Festival.
1996 - 1998 Artist in Residence at Petworth House.
2005, 2007,2009, 2011 Invited Artist in Residence for Guildford International Music Festival.
2005 Invited Artist for Festival of the Sea Portsmouth.

Awards:

1999 & 2005 R.O.I prize winner Non-Member painter award.
2000 Pastel Society Annie Longley award.
2000 Royal Watercolour Society Abbott & Holder travel award.
2002 R.O.I. The Stanley Grimm Award.
2003 Pastel Society Unison Pastel Award.
2003 R.I. Llewellyn Alexander Award.
2004 & 2006 Pastel Society Daler Rowney Award of Excellence.
2009 ROI Cornelissen Prize for Painting
2010 Pastel Society Ranelagh Press Award.
2010 The Bath Prize Best Oil Painting.
2010 ROI Le Clerc Fowle Medal
2011 Pastel Society Unison Pastel Award.
2011 Pastel Society Anthony J Lester Arts Critic Award.
2011 Pastel Society The Arts Club Award.
2011 Honary Mention Prize Plein Air Easton USA
2014 1st Prize in The Chelsea Framers Gallery Plein Air Painting Competition Painting Chelsea
2015 ROI Cornelissen & Son Prize for Painting.
2015 ROI Dartington Crystal Chalice Award.
2016 RI Neil Meacher Sketching Prize.
2016 Art in the Open Ireland Plein Air competition, Silver Award for the Competition,
and in the QUICK Draw awarded Second Place.
2016 Paint Out Norwich, Awarded Oils Second Prize.

Publications:

Featured in WATERCOLOUR INNOVATIONS by Jackie Simmonds.
Contributor to the Artist Magazine, Artist and Illustrator Magazine
Has work in collection of Surrey University.
'Painting Travels in Portugal and Spain'

Website: http://www.rogerdellar.com 

 

     


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