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:

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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Featured Artist

Jenny Halstead
Halstead Jenny Afternoon Doze La Gomera sized

 ' Afternoon Doze '
by
Jenny Halstead

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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