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




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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.


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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.


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


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.



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