The Pastel Society 2015 Exhibition

The Pastel Society are proud to be Sponsored by Caran d'Ache for their 116th Annual Exhibition. The exhibition opened with the private view on 23rd February and closed on 7th March 2015.

The exhibition was opened by John Russell Taylor, English Critic and author.

He is the author of critical Studies of British Theatre; of critical biographies of such important figures in Anglo-American film as Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells, Vivien Leigh and Ingrid Bergman and several books on art.

Madame Carole Hubscher President of Caran d'Ache was there to present the Caran d'Ache Award and to say a few words.

 2015 johnrusselltaylor

John Russell Taylor with President of the Pastel Society Cheryl Culver

mike 2015

Mike Clapton receives the Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award from Trustee John Russell Taylor

michael 2015

Pastel Society Member Michael Norman receives the Caran d'Ache Award from Mme Carole Hubscher President of Caran d'Ache

 Demonstrations during the Exhibition

Thursday 26th February Ann Wilkinson 11am-4pm ‘Still life painting on a textured surface’.
Monday 2nd March Roger Dellar 2-4.30pm ‘Portraits in Pastel’.
Tuesday 3rd March John Tookey 2.30-4pm ’Interiors’.
Thursday 5th March Peter Vincent 11am-5pm ‘Behind the Mask’ Still Life'.

THE ART EVENT 

The Art Event Evening was very successful with wonderful music by David Buckingham. Model Shigemi Miura wore a an incredible scarlet embroidered Kimono and Doggy model Lottie slept through it all. Paul Sacki of Jakar International Ltd displayed a large range of Caran d'Ache products for sale and also presented a prize for the best Non Member work created during the evening. The evening was fully booked with artists and visitors.

  A welcoming glass of wine or a soft drink was served on arrival. 

 The Mall Galleries Cafe stayed open until 8pm. 

  A prize for the best Non-Member work completed during the evening was presented.
  Sealed Bid Paintings were finalised during the evening.
  Art materials, courtesy of Caran d'Ache were on sale.
 Models, Still Life and entertainment.
  Music by David Buckingham Classical Guitar
www.worldguitarist.com

 davidbuckingham2015

David Buckingham plays at the Art Event

lottie artevent

Lottie takes a snooze during her modelling adventure

shigemi artevent

Shigemi Miura models a wonderful Japanese Kimono

paul artevent

Paul Sacki from Jakar International Ltd sells Caran d'Ache products during the evening

art event

Pastel Society Member Roger Dellar works on his study of David Buckingham

Awards 2015 

 The Pastel Society would like to thank all the Award Givers and visiting judges who selected the prize winners for the 2015 exhibition.


Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award Winner Mike Clapton: 'Take Care'.

Caran d'Ache Award Winner Michael Norman PS: 'Dusk at Turf Locks'

Daler Rowney Award Winner Felicity House PS:'Oxfords the Bakers'

Conté à Paris Award Winner Caroline Bays PS:'Rock Star'

Unison Colour Award Winner Jan Munro: Group of three works

The Artist Magazine Award Winner Jan Munro: Group of three works

Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award Winner Tony Allain: Campanille, Venice'

Henri Roché Award Winner Matthew Draper PS: 'Sublime Adventure'

Schmincke Award Winner Christine Watson: 'Purple Shutter'

The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award Winner Jenny Smith: 'Sequoia'

Buzzacott Award Winner Joanne Last: 'Almost There'

Faber Castell Award Winner Melodie Cook: 'Nancy Trotter Landry and Bobby'

Frank Herring & Sons Award Winner Barry Freeman: 'Dusk - Spa Hill'

The Annie Longley Award Winner Richard Turner: 'Seasons Change'

The PanPastel Award Winner Liz Balkwill: Group of four paintings

The Pastel Society Cataolgue Award Winner First Prize Jaana Fowler: 'Late Night Still Life'

The Pastel Society Catalogue Award Winner Second Prize Amanda Palmer: 'Ascension'

The Pastel Society Young Artist Award Winner Qiaoxi Chen: The Bird.

 To view the 2015 Pastel Society catalogue [Click Here]
 

 Gallery of Images from the Exhibition

 

  • acourtbeddingplants
  • acourtfirstthing
  • acourtfivethings
  • acourtwilfred
  • adamsonapart
  • adamsoncommunication
  • adamsondetached
  • allaincampanille
  • allainredbrolly
  • allainyachtclub
  • andersonprotea
  • averybluegarden
  • averyfruitandflowers
  • averygulls
  • baccanellodeadlysin
  • baldwinfrozen
  • baldwinjanuary
  • balkwillbramely
  • balkwilldutchbowl
  • balkwillsunflowers
  • balkwillteapot
  • bassannunheadgreen
  • baysnudeportrait
  • baysnudewithredhair
  • baysrockstar
  • beeautumnincornworthy
  • beegorseatrushmore
  • beejewel
  • beetreetrunksbythedart
  • beewarmhaze
  • bellamymessydrawer
  • bellamyreinforcements
  • blakformeonly
  • blakquantumdot
  • blakwrongtheory
  • bowyercampbastion
  • bowyercampglow
  • brammeldlookingup
  • brammeldsummerscoming
  • burdettgathering
  • caingarden
  • cainspring
  • chenthebird
  • claptontakecare
  • clarefondmemories
  • clayton1
  • clayton2
  • clementsfrenchtablecloth
  • cloughwork
  • cooknancy
  • crispinlichen
  • crittendenlandscape
  • culverfoxgloves
  • culverlastlight
  • culverreflections
  • culverstonewalls
  • culverwinter
  • curtissfullerasleep
  • dakersgame
  • dbeechdragonfly
  • dellarallotments
  • dellarpathway
  • dellarsnow
  • dellarsun
  • dellarwinter
  • diggleprayag
  • digglestreetfood
  • digglewashing
  • drapersublime
  • duddingsapeur
  • duddingsapeur3
  • duncegalloper
  • duttonwintertrees
  • eikoballerinas
  • eikothames
  • eikowater
  • eytonevening
  • fowlerlatenight
  • freemandusk
  • gardnerlateron
  • gasioreklemons
  • glenysclarewithbook
  • glenysclarewithrose
  • glenysnatalie
  • glenysstilllifewithgardenflowers
  • glenysteakettlewithgardenflowers
  • goodmandowntothecob
  • goodmanwindsurfing
  • gooldgothic
  • gooldquai
  • gravesentanglement
  • grayself
  • halsteadhalfterm
  • halsteadinandout
  • halsteadlife
  • halsteadmargate
  • halsteadunderneath
  • hayes1
  • hayesolivetree
  • hayespinktree
  • hodgesrain
  • hopeself
  • housechapelier
  • housegarden
  • houseoxfords
  • housepicnic
  • housetworooms
  • huntlyclwyd
  • huntlyend
  • huntlyharlechcastle
  • huntlyhillvillage
  • huntlyrapeseed
  • jefferyharvest
  • kesteven1
  • kesteven2
  • knoxdunstanburgh
  • lastalmostthere
  • lastblue
  • lastfallen
  • lastlandscape
  • lastorange
  • lastorganic
  • lastsummerwalk
  • leatherbarrowbloom
  • leatherbarrowswirl
  • linehorsework
  • lineworkhorse
  • litchfieldbull
  • litchfieldsleepyhead
  • lloydwasthatthunder
  • marshallspring
  • munroredchair
  • munroredchairmushrooms
  • munroredchairwithsalt
  • nastnorwich
  • normancommon
  • normandusk
  • normanexe
  • normanlakeside
  • normanotter
  • okaforplainsight
  • painejoker
  • paineportrait
  • palmerascension
  • phelpsstoryteller
  • phillipspuffin
  • ploegtwocushions
  • plummered
  • plummergardenfence
  • plummergreen
  • plummerlandscapeingleton
  • plummerlandscapeyorkshire
  • prowselookingtowards
  • prowseviewfrom
  • prowsewellheadvalley
  • reeschinonroofs
  • reesericeroofs
  • relphabike
  • relphantonia
  • relphlifepose
  • relphlifestudy
  • relphworkshop
  • reynoldsmarch
  • robinsruby
  • ropercopse
  • rossiterfirstdate
  • rousseaudeadstructure
  • saksenamall
  • savostaiteagne
  • seo372
  • shafeyjourney
  • simpson1
  • simspapercrowns
  • smith1
  • stephensonautumn
  • stephensonbowland
  • stephensondusk
  • stephensonfarms
  • stephensonfieldbarn
  • stewartsouvenir
  • stoneeighteen
  • summerfieldgeometry
  • tateyorkshire
  • taylorallstitchedup
  • taylorfishing
  • tookeygreyday
  • tookeylothersdale
  • tookeythames2
  • tookeytownsteps
  • turnernovember
  • turnerseasonschange
  • victorchef
  • victorgirl
  • victorkathy
  • victorkindi
  • victorvictoria
  • vincentmarshmellow
  • vincentmistymorning
  • vincentredsky
  • vincentstpeter
  • vincentwarning
  • voinovthesin
  • walker4
  • walkerexploding
  • walkerstill
  • walkerweighing
  • warnescup
  • warneslooking
  • warnesredtable
  • warnessnowbound
  • warnesworld
  • watson1
  • whatcottaroar
  • wilkinsonflowers
  • wilkinsonpearsone
  • wilkinsonpearstwo
  • wilkinsonred
  • wilkinsonvegetables
  • wrightblizzard
  • wrightcentralpark
  • wrightjapanese
  • wrightsept

Featured Artist

Averil Gilkes
Gwithian 1 Cornwall

 ' Gwithian 1 - Cornwall  '
by
Averil Gilkes

Averil Gilkes PS

Biographical Details:

1942 Born on 15 June in Manchester, Lancashire.
1960–63 Obtained a Diploma in Education at Bristol University and St Mary’s College, Cheltenham.
1964 -87 Career as a Teacher.
1987-2000 Adult Education Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
1992- Third-Age Project Tutor in Drawing & Painting.
2005- Elected a Member of the Pastel Society.

Artist’s Statement

Painting for Averil is about developing his feelings and thoughts about a subject – drawing out the essence and building the intensity and at times allowing the painting to almost move on its own.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Method of Working:

Averil always makes multiple sketches on site in fineliner pen, supplemented with pastel and colour notes. She will also rely on her memory and her ‘feel’ about a subject, so that the work becomes an instinctive and emotional response. The main body of work is in acrylic paint (using palette knife and a range of brushes from 4 inch wide to a rigger) and pastels, using Unison pastels for broad marks, conte sticks and pencils for fine marks and restructuring. A robust mountboard is the most usual base for her paintings but canvas and canson, ingres and arches paper have also played a part. Her subjects range from seascape to still life. Living in Devon offers wonderful estuary and coastal scenery with the addition of Dartmoor on her doorstep. She works on one painting at a time except when developing a ‘series’ on a particular theme.

Awards:

Annie Longley Prize, Pastel Society, 2004
Frank Herring Prize, Pastel Society, 2004

Other Exhibitions:

2008 Pastel Society Exhibition, Alresford Gallery
2007/08 Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
2002 New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2001- Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1996- Royal West of England Academy Open Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Publications:

‘The Artist’, 2007
‘Art in Devon’, 2006
Painting in Pastel, Axis Publishing, 2006
Painting in Acrylic, Axis Publishing, 2006

 

     


Copyright © 2015 The Pastel Society