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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Margaret Glass
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Margaret Glass PS

Biographical Details:

1950 Born on 13 April
1970 Started to regularly exhibit at Provences.
Paintings accepted into the open exhibitions of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Pastel Society, Society of Women Artists and Royal Academy
1975 Elected an Associate Member of the Societe des Artists Francais
1980 Elected a Member of the Pastel Society
1984 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
1986 Elected a Member of the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1991 Invited to teach in Paris for the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1992 Awarded the title Maitre Pastellist
1993 Elected Vice President of the Societe des Pastellistes de France (UK)

Artist’s Statement

Light has always facinated Margaret. A landscape transformed by the sunsire or light reflected on water inspire her to paint. In her work she wants to point to god the creator, and for people to stop ad wonder at the beauty all around us.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Other Societies:

MEMBER SOCIETE des PASTELLISTES de FRANCE

Method of Working:

Margaret works in both pastels and oils. Her pastel technique is the same as the oil painting process, working from dark to light. She paints on abrasive paper that enables me to build up layers of pastel without overloading the tooth of the paper. She sees this as a painting medium rather than a drawing medium that uses line with colour. In her oils she rarely uses any medium, working thin to thick and painting wet on wet. She works from life or from photographs as our weather is so unpredictable! She tends not to sketch first but work immediately on the painting, solving problems as she goes.

Awards:

W H Patterson Prize, Pastel Society, 2002 and 2006

Other Exhibitions:

2006 Featured Artist, Festival International du Pastel, Feytiat, France
1999 Guest Exhibitor, Salon National du Pastel, Paris, France
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition of Oils’, Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition’, City Gallery, London
1989 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Paris, France
1983- Regular solo exhibitions at Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1982 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Buffalo, New York, USA

Publications:

Various articles over the years for ‘The Artist’, ‘Leisure Painter’ and ‘Pastel International’. I have also contributed illustrations of my work and painting technique in various ‘how to paint’ publications.

Website:

 http://www.margaretglass.com/ 

     


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