"Forgotten Gate" by Andrew Barrowman PS
"French Waiter" by Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
"Coming Through" by David Brammeld PS RBA RBSA SPDF MAFA
"The Lost Engineer" by Patricia Paolozzi Cain NEAC RGI ARWS
"Golden Harvest" by Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA
"Helen - 19/11/2016" by Susan Relph PS SGFA

2024 Annual Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries the Mall London SW1

The 125th Anniversary Exhibition Guest Speaker was:

Michael Spender FSA, Hon RWS

Michael Spender is a writer and art historian and presently Head of Culture for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. He has been Director of the Bankside Gallery and Secretary of the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Director of the Embroiderers' Guild and Manager of Poole Museum.

Michael has curated and written catalogues of many exhibitions of 19th and 20th century art and artists, and his published
books include studies of the work of Ken Howard and Leslie Worth, The Glory of Watercolour, and Visions of Venice, a collaboration with 25 members of the RWS. Michael is currently working on a book about the art of Tom Coates.

Outside Exhibitions 2024

The Pastel Society at Linden Hall Studios
Deal Kent CT14 6BA

Selected Pastel Society Members at the Gallery Holt,
23 Lees Yard Holt
Norfolk NR25 6HS

The Pastel Society presented two new prizes in the 125th Anniversary Year.

In memory of a great artist and former Pastel Society President
THE TOM COATES MEMORIAL PRIZE of £2,000 for the best non-member work in the exhibition.  Selected and presented by Tom’s wife, the artist Mary Jackson NEAC RWS.

A second new prize of £500 - THE PRESIDENTS PRIZE for the best work by an artist under 35. 

'Self Portrait' by Tom Coates PPPS PPRBA NEAC RP

Collect Art Online Mall Galleries

Featured Artist

 Caroline Bays PS 

Artist's Statement:

The drawings that I exhibit at the Pastel Society are mainly portraits and nudes in either charcoal or chalk pastels. They are the result of intense observation from the model with attention to detail and meticulous mark making. I endeavour to show a sense of humanity to my portraits and nudes whether it is a sense of peace and calm or an underlying tension and I hope this is portrayed in the work. I like the impact of charcoal on white paper which has a timeless quality. However, when I do use colour I enjoy showing the subtleties of skin colouring and the effects of light with a fairly limited palette. Quite often my drawings are studies in preparation for an oil painting.

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