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  

 

Featured Artist

Roger Dellar
dellar rainy day the Strand

 ' 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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