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

Sheila Goodman
Goodman Winter Meadow

 ' Winter Meadow '
by
Sheila Goodman

Sheila Goodman PS

Biographical Details:

Sheila studied Graphic at High Wycombe College of Art 1967-69 and has worked as a graphic designer/illustrator in London and Hampshire. She has painted all her life, being mainly self-taught, and started to use pastel in 1987.

She was elected a member of the Society of Women artists in 1995 and the Pastel Society in 2011. Sheila works in pastel, acrylic, mixed media and collage.

She has exhibited regularly at the Mall Galleries since 1989 showing work in the RSMA, NEAC and Pastel Society. Also in the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol and Royal Academy Summer show.

Her work is in the collections of Hunting Management Group, Hampshire County Council and the Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth.

Artist’s Statement

After years of working with pastel, Sheila's approach has gradually changed and developed. In the last few years she has studied more abstract work as she tries to convey the essence of the landscape in simplified forms. She uses colour to express the atmosphere of my subject - sometimes using colour themes to enhance the mood.

Though she likes to initially work from the landscape to record shapes, colours and tones, she is interested in making a statement as succinctly as possible. So Sheila also likes to work from the studio to clarify her ideas with collage or further drawings.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Other Societies:

Society of Women Artists

Method of Working:

Sheila's paintings start from the observation of the landscape. She draws or paints sketches using pencil, charcoal or water based media. She works broadly and tries to simplify. In the studio Sheila usually draws some thumbnails to decide format and media. This may be followed by more drawings or collage to enable me to focus on shape or colour.

Sheila works on various pastel papers or mountboard and continues until most areas of the painting are resolved. A second look weeks later may lead to further adjustments.

Awards:

Most Popular Painting - SWA 2008
Best in Show - St. Barbe Museum Lymington 2008
Unison Pastel Award - Pastel Society 2009

Other Exhibitions:

Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth 2010
Autumn Exhibition, Gallery SCA, Shropshire 2010
Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham 2009
Hackwood Arts Festival 2009
Alresford Gallery 2009

Publications:

Limited Edition Print x6 - Dayfold
Non-Limited Edition - Rosentiels Prints x 4
'Leisure Painter' Magazine 2010
'The Artist' Magazine 1996
'Pastel Journal' 2010
'The Wessex Muse' Magazine 2009

Website:

http://www.sgart.co.uk/ 

     


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