Rupert Maas to Open 2018 Exhibition

Rupert Maas was born in 1960, the same year The Maas Gallery was founded. He was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset 1973 –78, and took a B.A. in Art History at Essex University 1980 – 83. He sailed the Atlantic in the summer of 1983 and was tricked by his father into joining him at The Maas Gallery later that year. Following the death of his father in 1996 he now owns and runs the Gallery, which deals in Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, Romantic and Modern British paintings, watercolours, drawings, reproductive engravings and sculpture, and the work of two or three living artists. Rupert has maintained the tradition set by his father and has arranged a number of important exhibitions at his Gallery, including Pre-Raphaelites and Romantics, Masters of British Illustration, John Ruskin and his Circle, Burne-Jones, Victorian Fairy Paintings, biennial exhibitions of Victorian Engravings and annual exhibitions of Victorian Paintings.

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 Rupert Maas discussing a painting by Alma Tadema with Fiona Bruce.

Since 1995 he has made regular appearances on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow as a picture specialist, and served on the executive committee of The Society of London Art Dealers 1998 – 9. Rupert has regularly written articles for the arts press and lectures on art.

 

The Pastel Society 2018 Exhibition

Special Events during the Pastel Society Exhibition

WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 
PORTRAIT DEMONSTRATION - TWO MODELS 12 - 4.30PM (Entry Fee only)
SUE RELPH

THURSDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
PRESIDENT’S TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION 1PM - 3PM
JEANNETTE HAYES

SATURDAY 24TH
FEBRUARY
11AM – 1.30PM
DEMONSTRATION (Entry fee only)
DAVID BRAMMELD

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
2PM – 4PM
WORK IN PROGRESS (Entry fee only)
CHERYLCULVER

TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
6.30 – 8.30PM
ART EVENT EVENING
Tickets £10 Concessions £6
PAINT AND DRAW WITH MEMBERS OF THE PASTEL SOCIETY

THURSDAY 1ST MARCH
A-LEVEL STUDENTS
11AM – 1PM FREE (need to book)
Limited to 20 students maximum
Exploring pastels, looking at artist’s work and practical opportunities

Awards and Prizes

There are a number of prizes and awards available to win, including:
Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Prize The prize of £5,000 will be awarded to a young artist, aged 35 years or under, for traditional skills, used in an original way. All subject matter will be considered. The Judges will be encouraged to award the Prize to an artist who demonstrates a particular excellence in draughtsmanship and innovative thought. Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media are all acceptable. The award is to recognise Zsuzsi Roboz's enormous contribution to draughtsmanship.

Unison Colour Award - £500 for a young artist, aged 35 years or under, working in soft pastel
Derwent Sponsor's Award
Contemporary Arts Trust Award
Jackson's Award - A full set of Handmade Soft Pastels in a wooden box (200 Pastels)
Unison Colour Product Award
Daler-Rowney Award
Royal Talens/Rembrandt Award
The Artist Magazine Award
Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award
The Pastel Society Young Artist Award
PS Catalogue Award 1st & 2nd Prize for a Non Member
Schmincke Award
Caran d'Ache Award
Faber Castell Award
Frank Herring & Sons Award
The Annie Longley Award
Henri Roche Award

 

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Featured Artist

Janine Baldwin
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' Textures of Snow at Scarborough '
by Janine Baldwin

 

Janine Baldwin PS 

Biographical Details:

1998 - 2001
BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree
University of York, Scarborough Campus
(now affiliated with University of Hull)
1995 - 1997
GNVQ Advanced Art & Design
A-Level Art
Creative School of Arts, Scarborough

Societies:

The Pastel Society

Artist's Statement:

My work is the expression of a lifelong affinity with the landscape. I live on the North Yorkshire coast of the UK, and this location is a constant source of inspiration to my painting. My interest lies not in making a literal representation of nature but rather in celebrating the physical sensory experience of land and sea. As a result, the semi-abstract paintings are vibrant and energetic, combining gestural marks and the use of rich evocative colour.
Associations arise from the colours and lines - a fresh green may be reminiscent of new foliage in springtime, a round shape may recall pebbles smoothed by the waves. I use a gradual layering of paint to create my work, and oil sticks (oil paint in solid form) are often used to integrate drawing and painting. Recently drawing has been central to my work and I have used pastel, charcoal and graphite to explore mark-making. Influences include Abstract Expressionism (particularly Willem de Kooning), Joan Eardley, Cy Twombly and Cornish art.
I have exhibited extensively across the UK, including with the Royal Academy of Arts, the Society of Women Artists, and the Pastel Society UK, London. I am honoured to have won awards for my work such as The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award in 2014, the Haworth Prize in 2015, and the Unison Colour Young Artists Award in 2016, London. This year I am excited to have been elected a member of the prestigious Pastel Society, London. I have work in private collections across the UK and Europe, Africa, Mexico and the US.

Selected Exhibitions:

'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', The Royal Academy of Arts, London
'The Haworth Prize' at the 'New English Art Club Annual Exhibition', Mall Galleries, London
'Pastel Society Annual Exhibition', Mall Galleries, London (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Cambridge Art Fair 2016, represented by Watermark Gallery
'Painting: Light of the North', According to McGee, York
'A Woman's View', Blue Tree Gallery, York
'Society of Women Artists 150th Annual Exhibition', Mall Galleries, London
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Cricket Fine Art, London
Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance, Cornwall
'Bath Society of Artists 100th Exhibition', Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Awards, Prizes, Membership:

2017 - Elected a member of the Pastel Society, London
2017 - Highly Commended Work in Monochrome Prize from STABILO UK, Society of Graphic Fine Art 'DRAW17' Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London
2017 - The Picture Framing Workshop Prize, Kunsthuis Gallery, Crayke, York
2016 - The Unison Colour Young Artist Award, at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2015 - The Haworth Prize, at the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2014 - The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award, at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2006 - Shortlisted for 'Art Scholarship for Rural & Landscape Artists', Royal Bath & West of England Society

Collections:

Sir Alan and Lady Heather Ayckbourn
Private collections across the UK and Europe, Africa, Mexico and the US.


Go to https://www.janinebaldwin.com/ to view full CV and website

Details of the following images are shown on the banner:

' Frozen II '
' Silence '
' Soft Morning '
' Stormy Skies '


     


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