The Pastel Journal USA

The Pastel Society has two articles in the American magazine the Pastel Journal. The 2017 Annual Exhibition review in 'Art Matters' showing the Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz award winning image by Non Member Steven King entitled 'The Co-Pilot'. (Shown below) and an eight page article by Member Tony Allain.
King Steven The Co Pilot


The article by Tony Allain entitled 'Freedom of Interpretation' includes a demonstration piece and 'Thirteen Tips for Better Paintings'.


Tony writes as follows: 'Many painters aspire to a faster, looser style. I’ve discovered that an artist’s personal interpretation is the key to a more spontaneous approach.
Many painters aspire to a faster, looser style. I’ve discovered that an artist’s personal interpretation is the key to a more spontaneous approach'.

Allain Tony Marina Reflections

He continues 'EVERY ARTIST SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT and have their own way of saying it. Whenever I visit an exhibition or see a collection of paintings, I always seem to be attracted to the loose, impressionistic work. I appreciate how these qualities invite the viewer to respond emotionally to a time, place and mood. And I like the idea that the artist has given me the opportunity to be part of the painting by allowing me to mentally fi ll in the detail that may have been left out, so that I—as a viewer—become a part of the painting process. I can recall a very loose still life painting I exhibited some years ago. Th e piece portrayed a simple glass dish with some berries, so you can imagine my surprise when I was informed by one of the guests that it was quite a dramatic view of a stormy sea. Perhaps that painting was a little too loose. Still, I think most of us like a bit of mystery and intrigue, and I’ve found there are ways to approach a painting that encourage a looser, more ambiguous depiction'.

Artist Tony Allain (tonyallainfineart.com) has been painting for more than 40 years. The self-taught artist was born and raised in the Channel Islands of England. After living in New Zealand for many years, he recently returned to England, settling in the seaside town of Marazion in West Cornwall, where he takes pleasure in capturing the unique clarity of light. His work has been widely exhibited, including shows with the Pastel Society of America, in New York City; the Royal Society of Marine Artists and The Pastel Society UK, in London; and the Biennial International Pastel Art Exhibition, in Suzhou, China. A popular workshop instructor, Allain will be a demonstrating artist at the International Association of Pastel Societies’ convention in June.

www.tonyallainfineart.com 

To download the June 2017 copy of the Pastel Journal and read the complete version of both articles go to www.northlightshop.com 

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Featured Artist

Janine Baldwin
Textures of Snow at Scarborough Janine Baldwin sized
' 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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