Robin Warnes PS 

Artist's Statement:

Since leaving the Royal Academy Schools Robin has continually developed my work as well as teaching part time. He is, at present, a lecturer in Painting at University Campus Suffolk. His subjects include Landscape, Still Life and Figurative Compositions.
He works in different media including, oil paint, acrylic paint and pastel, my work has evolved in three decades, but he still uses drawings as a source as well exploring drawing in its own right as an art form and this can be charcoal and or graphite.
Having come from a modernist tradition Robin is interested in the flatness of the image and the effect of layering colour as part of the synthesis and refinement of the subject.
Pastel as a medium has always interested him and he loves the clarity of the colour as well as the ability to extend tonality and subtle changes of light and dark. The physicality or materiality of the paint or pastel is as important as the subject and the two have to co-exist together to form the balance and harmony and, this is what he strives to achieve.

Biographical Details:

Born in Ipswich in 1952
Studied at The Royal Academy Schools 1977-80
Canterbury College of Art 1974-77
Ipswich School of Art 1972-74

Society Memberships

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

Include Turner Gold Medal, and The David Murray Studentship Award for Painting in Landscape whilst at the Royal Academy Schools.
More recently with the Pastel Society the La Maison du Pastel Prize 2013 and The Laing Landscape Prize.


The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Look Again @ The Pastel Society

Other Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibitions:

John Russell Gallery Ipswich 1986/87/91/20014
Ip Art Water Front Gallery, Ipswich 2009
Chapel Gallery Essex

Group Exhibitions:

The RA Students East Anglian Group
Winfield Arts and Mandels Gallery Norfolk
The First Reynolds Club Exhibition Royal Academy Schools London
Six in Suffolk Wolsey Gallery Suffolk

Mixed Exhibitions:

Exhibitions include
Cork Street Open, Exhibition
DFn Gallery New York
Royal Academy Summer Show
Cadogan Contemporary Gallery London






Featured Artist

Jeannette Hayes
Hayes Jeannette Yesterday
' Yesterday '
by Jeannette Hayes


Jeannette Hayes PPS 

Biographical Details:

Born in Sweden 1962 Studied Foundation Studies at the Royal Berkshire College of Art B.A (Hons) Fine Art/ Painting at Kingston University
President and Publicity Secretary of THE PASTEL SOCIETY


The Pastel Society

Artist's Statement:

Alive with a dynamic expressive energy the landscapes of Jeannette Hayes resonate with a liberated optimistic creativity.
In works that are constructed out of lines and blocks of evocative colour, abstract activity is finely balanced with landscape reference. A love of the exquisiteness and drama of the natural world conveys itself in the drawn marks, gestures and accents of colour. Colour plays a central role - titles often contain a colour: ‘Spring Green’, ‘Orange Mousa’, or ‘Blue Snowing’ - setting an ambient mood to the recording of her experience of a place. This gives the works a poetic quality that is in keeping with the way they were conceived.

Selected Exhibitions:

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh The Discerning Eye, London Diorama Gallery Bartley Drey Gallery Chelsea Art Society The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition Carlyle Gallery The Gallery, Mayfair Pond Galleries ART LONDON The Arts Club, Dover Street The Bedale Gallery Galerie Aaders, La Garde Freinet, France Manor House Gallery Hampshire Art Fair Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London The Salt House Gallery, St Ives St David’s Hall, Cardiff Piers Feetham Gallery Alresford Gallery Linda Blackstone Gallery Southampton City Art Gallery Frost and Reed, London Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition) Gallery LeFort, Bath Martin’s Gallery, Cheltenham Artwave West, Dorset Lion Street Gallery, Hay on Wye The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Selected Awards and Prizes:

Adam & Company/ Spectator Art Prize, Edinburgh 1992 Unison Pastel Materials Award, Pastel Society 2000, 2002 The Arts Club Award, Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2004, 2010 The Debra Manifold Memorial Award, Pastel Society 2005, 2008 Ages Reeve Memorial – Chelsea Art Society 2005 The Henri Roche Pastel Award, Pastel Society 2012 The Derwent Award, Pastel society 2014


Images Shown on Welcome Page (Detail  only):

'The Avenue'
'Orange Hill'
'Orange Walk'
'Red Sun'
'Spring Hedge'
'Blue Hills'


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