• President:  Jeannette Hayes 
  • Vice President: Michael Norman SWAc
  • Honorary Treasurer:  Colin Murfet
  • Honorary Secretary:  Jenny Halstead
  • Education Officer: Brian Dunce
  • Exhibition Secretary:  Peter Vincent
  • Membership Secretary:  Brian Plummer
  • Publicity Secretary:  Jeannette Hayes
  • Friends' Secretary:  Ann Wilkinson
  • Trustee:  Moira Huntly RWA RI RSMA PPPS


  • Sarah Bee
  • Matthew Draper
  • Sheila Goodman SWA
  • Felicity House
  • Bob Last ARCA
  • Susan Relph SGFA
  • Robin Warnes
  • Roy Wright

Companions of The Pastel Society

  • Patricia Patterson
  • Antony J. Lester
  • John Molony
  • Manya Igel
  • Alec Reed CBE
  • Jack Clewer
  • Greg Ladd
  • William Packer
  • Ken Gofton

Honorary Members

  • Diana Armfield RA RWA RWS Hon NEAC
  • Kenneth Draper RA
  • Anthony Eyton RA Hon ROI
  • Ronald Maddox PRI Hon RWS Hon RBA
  • William Packer NEAC Hon RBA
  • Leigh Parry MA RBA PPPS
  • Tom Phillips RA Hon RP
  • Dame Paula Rego
  • Andrew Hemingway

Honorary Retired Members

  • Pauline Clough
  • Barbara Stewart RWA RBS
  • Susan Dakakni

Senior Members

  • James Crittenden
  • Walter A. Elliot
  • Brian Dunce
  • Robert Richardson
  • Claire Spencer ARCA RSBA


  • Angela A'Court
  • Tony Allain
  • Glenys Ambrus ARCA
  • Victor Ambrus RE ARCA
  • June Arnold
  • Bess Avery
  • Janine Baldwin
  • Liz Balkwill
  • Caroline Bays
  • Sarah Bee
  • Jason Bowyer PNEAC RP
  • David Brammeld RBA
  • Peter Brown ROI NEAC
  • Patricia Cain
  • Melodie Cook 
  • Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA
  • Roger Dellar RI ROI
  • Matthew Draper
  • Jaana Fowler
  • Averil Gilkes
  • Margaret Glass
  • Sheila Goodman SWA 
  • Valeriy Gridnev RP ROI
  • Jenny Halstead
  • Jeannette Hayes
  • Simon Hodges
  • Felicity House Archivist
  • Moira Huntly RWA RI RSMA PPPS
  • Libby January
  • Jill Jeffrey ATD
  • Bob Last  ARCA
  • Joanne Last 
  • Geoffrey Lee
  • James Longueville
  • Richard Marshall
  • Jan Munro
  • Michael Norman SWAc
  • Ken Paine PVPPSV
  • Brian Plummer
  • Alexander Prowse
  • Susan Relph SGFA
  • Keith Roper
  • Mark A Rowbotham
  • Norman Smith
  • Norma Stephenson
  • Malcolm Taylor AGBI Steward
  • John Tookey 
  • Peter Vincent
  • Tom Walker
  • Robin Warnes
  • Ann Wilkinson
  • Antony Williams RP NEAC
  • Roy Wright
  • Eiko Yoshimoto

Featured Artist

Jenny Halstead
Halstead Jenny Afternoon Doze La Gomera sized

 ' Afternoon Doze '
Jenny Halstead

Jenny Halstead PS FMAA

Biographical Details:

After studying Art & Design at Sutton & Cheam School of Art and a guest scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, Jenny went on to train as a medical artist, illustrating surgery and anatomy. She worked in London Teaching Hospitals, before turning freelance and publication work in both medicine and natural history.

Breaking away from this discipline over a decade ago to return to the freedom of painting and developing her own work as well as teaching.


The Pastel Society
Chelsea Arts Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

Caran D'Ache Award 2017


Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Reading Guild of Artists
Henley Guild of Arts & Crafts
Whiteknights Studio Trail
Art in Hospital RBH
Chelsea Art Society
Regatta – Henley
John Noott Gallery, July 2017

Solo Exhibitions:

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading – 24 May - 30 June 2013

Silchester – Life on the Dig
at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Saturday 24 October - Tuesday 3 November 2015

Articles & Publications:

Pushing the Limits – Jenny Halstead
by Anne Hevener, The Pastel Journal (USA) – December 2011

Large, Loose and Colourful – Jenny Halstead
by Ken Gofton, The Artist - March 2012

The Not So Secret Garden – Jenny Halstead
Berkshire Life – May 2013

An Artist in the Garden – Jenny Halstead
The Artist – May 2013

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – published by Two Rivers Press – May 2013

Invited Artist in Residence – Silchester excavation
(The Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum)

Silchester - Life on the Dig
by Jenny Halstead & Michael Fulford
published by Two Rivers Press, October 2015

Artist invited to record a year in the life of The High Sheriff of Berkshire 'A Chain of Office' 2016/2017



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