Sarah Bee PS

Biographical Details:

Sarah gained a Dip AD in Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art
And worked as a graphic designer for National Magazines.

Later she worked as a makeup artist and bodypainter for commercial photography and film.

Sarah studied painting at Heatherleys School of Fine art, and subsequently painted with the Blockley Group.
It was during this time that she was introduced to pastels.
In 2005 she was elected to The Pastel Society.

Living in South Devon, Sarah draws inspiration from the landscape.
Constantly evolving methods and style allow her to effectively portray the changing seasons and light.

Sarah works in the studio from sketches and notes made on location.
Paintings are achieved by working on board and layering gesso, acrylic, and finally pastel.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

Caran d'Ache Award 2014
The Unison Pastel Award 2012
Frank Herring Award 2011
Sarah Samuels Fine Painting Award 2008
Linda Blackstone Gallery Award 2006
Alexander Prowse Award 2005

Exhibitions:

The Mall Gallery, London
Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon
First View Gallery, Stourhead
Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth
Walker Galleries, Harrogate
Bath Contemporary Gallery
Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
Broadway Modern, Broadway, Worc.
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Hants.


Sarah has completed corporate commissions and has her work in private collections in the UK and Europe.

Publications:

Article in 'The Pastel Journal' USA October 2014
Article in 'The Artist' March 2013
Article in 'Artists and Illustrators' November 2012
Article in ‘Artists and Illustrators’ June 2011
Article in ’The Artist’ March 2011
Article in ‘The Artist’ April 2008
Article in ‘The Pastel Journal’ USA October 2007
Article in ‘The Artist’ June 2007

Contact Details:

Further work and contact details can be found at
www.sarahbee-painter.com

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Margaret Glass
Sunlit Canal

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Margaret Glass

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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