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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Sheila Goodman PS

Biographical Details:

Sheila studied Graphic at High Wycombe College of Art 1967-69 and has worked as a graphic designer/illustrator in London and Hampshire. She has painted all her life, being mainly self-taught, and started to use pastel in 1987.

She was elected a member of the Society of Women artists in 1995 and the Pastel Society in 2011. Sheila works in pastel, acrylic, mixed media and collage.

She has exhibited regularly at the Mall Galleries since 1989 showing work in the RSMA, NEAC and Pastel Society. Also in the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol and Royal Academy Summer show.

Her work is in the collections of Hunting Management Group, Hampshire County Council and the Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth.

Artist’s Statement

After years of working with pastel, Sheila's approach has gradually changed and developed. In the last few years she has studied more abstract work as she tries to convey the essence of the landscape in simplified forms. She uses colour to express the atmosphere of my subject - sometimes using colour themes to enhance the mood.

Though she likes to initially work from the landscape to record shapes, colours and tones, she is interested in making a statement as succinctly as possible. So Sheila also likes to work from the studio to clarify her ideas with collage or further drawings.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Other Societies:

Society of Women Artists

Method of Working:

Sheila's paintings start from the observation of the landscape. She draws or paints sketches using pencil, charcoal or water based media. She works broadly and tries to simplify. In the studio Sheila usually draws some thumbnails to decide format and media. This may be followed by more drawings or collage to enable me to focus on shape or colour.

Sheila works on various pastel papers or mountboard and continues until most areas of the painting are resolved. A second look weeks later may lead to further adjustments.

Awards:

Most Popular Painting - SWA 2008
Best in Show - St. Barbe Museum Lymington 2008
Unison Pastel Award - Pastel Society 2009

Other Exhibitions:

Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth 2010
Autumn Exhibition, Gallery SCA, Shropshire 2010
Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham 2009
Hackwood Arts Festival 2009
Alresford Gallery 2009

Publications:

Limited Edition Print x6 - Dayfold
Non-Limited Edition - Rosentiels Prints x 4
'Leisure Painter' Magazine 2010
'The Artist' Magazine 1996
'Pastel Journal' 2010
'The Wessex Muse' Magazine 2009

Website:

http://www.sgart.co.uk/ 

     


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