The Right Honourable Michael Portillo to open the 2017 Exhibition

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The Right Honourable Michael Portillo has kindly agreed to open the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition in 2017. The Private View is on Monday 20th February, with the official opening at 6pm.

After a distinguished political career, Michael Portillo has become widely respected as a writer and broadcaster. He appears regularly on Radio 4's 'Moral Maze' and BBC1's 'This Week'; he has made highly praised documentaries including Great British Railway Journeys for BBC2.

In 2008 he chaired the judges of the Man Booker Prize and the 2011 Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries.
Michael has a strong interest in the contemporary visual arts and his appointment to the FBA reinforces its growing reputation as a major visual arts and educational charity.
Michael Portillo is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Federation of British Artists.

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Featured Artist

Sheila Goodman

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Sheila Goodman

A three year diploma course in Graphic Design at High Wycombe College of Art led to a career in design and illustration. Since 1988 I have been able to paint on a full-time basis, initially using pastel.
I now also paint in acrylic, oils or mixed -media including collage and subjects include landscape, townscapes, coastal scenes and forests.
I exhibit work mainly in London and the south and my work has been selected for the following group exhibitions.

Group Exhibitions:

Society of Botanical Artists
RA Summer Exhibition
Pastel Society
Society of Women Artists
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Royal West of England Academy
New English Art Club.

I am a member of the Society of Women Artists and the Pastel Society, showing work at the Mall Galleries each year.

Articles published:
The Artist magazine 1996.

Muse Magazine 2009, 

Leisure Painter 2010, 

Pastel Journal (America) 2010,

The Artist magazine in January 2012 ,

Pratique des Arts magazine July 2012.  

Artists & Illustrators magazine 2014.





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