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.

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John Russell Taylor with President of the Pastel Society Cheryl Culver

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

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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
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David Buckingham plays at the Art Event

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Lottie takes a snooze during her modelling adventure

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Shigemi Miura models a wonderful Japanese Kimono

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

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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

 

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Featured Artist

Cheryl Culver
Rushing towards the Lake

 ' Rushing Towards the Lake '
by 
Cheryl Culver

 

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA

Biographical Details:

Studied Fine Art at Leicester College of Art & Design. After graduating she spent 18 months in Mauritius with the International Voluntary Service as an artist. On her return to England she established a partnership working in property renovation and interior design using her skills to produce the architectural drawings and artists impressions of projects undertaken.

In 1982 she formed a business in conjunction with her sister, a silversmith, working closely with her producing a range of etched brass bowls, door plates etc. A bowl produced by them was accepted by the Victoria & Albert Museum for its permanent collection.

In 1990 in commemoration of the evacuation of Dunkirk she produced a Limited Edition of 150 pairs of brass etched coasters. Edition No. 2 was presented by her at the opening of the Dunkirk Exhibition in Dover to Winston Churchill MP grandson of the late Sir Winston Churchill. Edition No. 3 was presented to Major General Ramsay son of the late Admiral Ramsay who masterminded the Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940. Edition No. 1 was accepted by H.R.H Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.

Cheryl lives in Sandwich where she has a custom built studio in her garden. Quiet unspoilt places are her inspiration and she shares these with her English Setter and her sketch book.

In June 2003 she was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in March 2004 was elected a member of the Pastel Society.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK.

Personal Statement:

I am a landscape painter because the countryside is the place where I feel most at ease. I do feel it is possible to have a spiritual connection with the natural world, and I hope that my paintings reflect this. My work has always been about ‘how it feels’ rather than ‘how it looks’.

It is good to be humbled by nature and what better than a vast and powerful landscape or a mighty oak tree to do just that. Mankind needs to learn his place in the grand scheme of things. We have an amazing world around us, which survives in spite of all we do to destroy it. If one painting can communicate some of this magic, then a miracle has occurred. On another level, the natural world has its own symmetry. To me, as an artist, it is a matter of following the rules of that symmetry, and the painting will create its own conviction without the aid of photographic realism.

To draw the landscape is the point of contact. It is the most important part of the process --- the catalyst for the final work.

Awards:

‘Willi Hoffman-Guth Award for Colour and Light’, Pastel Society

The Brian Sinfield Gallery Award.

The Henri Roché Pastel Award.

The Girault Pastel Award St Aulaye France. (One work purchased for the Pastel Museum St Aulaye)

Publications:

The Artist’, March/April 2009

Featured Artist, ‘Pastel Journal’, USA, December 2008
‘The Artist’, December 2002

The Artists Magazine December 2002 *

The Pastel Journal, Cincinatti USA December 2008

The Artist Magazine March/April 2009 *

The Artist Magazine March 2010 *

Pratique des Arts Feature article October 2010

The Artist Magazine September, October and November 2010 *

The Leisure Painter 2011

The Artist Magazine January, February and March 2012 *

Kent Life February 2012

Artists & Illustrators July 2012.

The Artist Magazine September 2013. *

‘Green Art: Trees, Roots and Leaves’ by E. Ashley Rooney

Published by Schiffer Publishing USA. 2013

The Artist Magazine Summer Edition 2014. *

Pure Color 2 to be published Summer 2017

(* Articles created and written by Cheryl)

Contact Details:

Address: 9 Stone Cross Lees, Sandwich Kent CT13 0BZ

Tel: +44(0)1304 619921

Mobile: 07738 661584

e.mail:cherylculver@btinternet.com

www.cherylculverpaintings.co.uk

     


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