Ken Paine PS PVPPSV 

SocIeties:

Ken Paine was born in Lambeth in 1926. Although he received very little formal education in art, (other than a brief spell at Twickenham Art College) he was addicted to drawing from early childhood and has since dedicated his life to painting.    

He is a longstanding member of the Pastel Society and in 1989 was awarded the coveted title of Master Pastelliste by the Societé des Pastellistes Internationale et de France, something rarely awarded to an Englishman. He went on to become Vice President of that society.

His work has been recognised worldwide and he has had many solo exhibitions both in this country and abroad. One notable exhibition was held at The Holbourne Museum in Bath in 1999. More recently, he had a solo exhibition at the Frost & Reed gallery, Cork Street and at L’Abbaye de Flaran in 2010, a national museum near Toulouse in France. A self portrait continues to hang in that museum in 2013 as part of La Collection Simonow.

A film was made of his life and work entitled Ken Paine - Painting Faces, in which he was shown painting the actor Joss Ackland. This film was shown on Sky Arts several times over a number of years.

A book was published entitled Ken Paine - his life and work by Michael Simonow in 1987 and another publication will be available from the beginning of 2014 entitled Ken Paine - Nowhere to Hide by Penelope Lee.

“There is nothing contrived or commercial about Ken Paine’s work. He is a visually articulate artist who at one glance can unlock the hidden emotions of his sitters and translate his impressions on to canvas with a sensitivity that creates an almost spiritual effect.”  Michael Simonow 

 

 

 

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Jenny Halstead
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Jenny Halstead PS FMAA

Biographical Details:

After studying Art & Design at Sutton & Cheam School of Art and a guest scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, Jenny went on to train as a medical artist, illustrating surgery and anatomy. She worked in London Teaching Hospitals, before turning freelance and publication work in both medicine and natural history.

Breaking away from this discipline over a decade ago to return to the freedom of painting and developing her own work as well as teaching.

Societies:

The Pastel Society
Chelsea Arts Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

Caran D'Ache Award 2017

Exhibitions:

Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Reading Guild of Artists
Henley Guild of Arts & Crafts
Whiteknights Studio Trail
Art in Hospital RBH
Chelsea Art Society
Regatta – Henley
John Noott Gallery, July 2017

Solo Exhibitions:

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading – 24 May - 30 June 2013

Silchester – Life on the Dig
at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Saturday 24 October - Tuesday 3 November 2015

Articles & Publications:

Pushing the Limits – Jenny Halstead
by Anne Hevener, The Pastel Journal (USA) – December 2011

Large, Loose and Colourful – Jenny Halstead
by Ken Gofton, The Artist - March 2012

The Not So Secret Garden – Jenny Halstead
Berkshire Life – May 2013

An Artist in the Garden – Jenny Halstead
The Artist – May 2013

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – published by Two Rivers Press – May 2013

Invited Artist in Residence – Silchester excavation
(The Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum)

Silchester - Life on the Dig
by Jenny Halstead & Michael Fulford
published by Two Rivers Press, October 2015

Artist invited to record a year in the life of The High Sheriff of Berkshire 'A Chain of Office' 2016/2017

Website:

http://www.jennyhalstead.co.uk/ 

     


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