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The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2023 ‘Pastel without Boundaries’ 24 May to 3 June To quote the Society's President, Richard Rees: “Drawing and painting can provide a time to reflect and lose ourselves in a creative process. As one of the great exponents of pastel, Paula Rego, once said, 'Art is the only place you can do what you like...
Posted by Addi on Tue, 2023-05-30 23:06
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The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition is currently open at Mall Galleries and runs until Saturday 3 June. We spoke to the president Richard Rees about the importance and relevancy of this wonderful medium, which arguably has been historically underrated. Pastels are one of the oldest known artistic mediums, with natural chalks being used for prehistoric cave paintings, and the soft...
Posted by HannahMartin on Sat, 2023-05-27 22:54
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Meet the award winners at the PS Annual Exhibition - congratulations to all!
Posted by Martina on Tue, 2023-05-23 19:17
The Pastel Society is pleased to offer a special series of Pastel Workshops for the amateur and professional artist The workshops will be held at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, 75 Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0RN from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Fees are £60 per day or £55 per day if booking four; there are reduced fees for Friends...
Posted by Alistair Redgrift on Tue, 2022-03-08 11:38
The Pastel Society Call for Entries is now open, and we are seeking work for the 123rd Annual Exhibition. We encourage you to submit your work and we would especially like to highlight young and emerging artists who may not have had the opportunity to exhibit their work within a prestigious exhibition before. Hannah Martin spoke to some of the...
Posted by HannahMartin on Fri, 2021-10-22 13:07
Bennybeg Farm, Crieff by Tony Allain PS ARSMA
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Wed, 2021-07-28 10:55
The lockdowns we’ve experienced over the last year have given many of us much time for reflection. This collection of portraits created during the lockdown shows loss, isolation and people simply lost in contemplation; however the human spirit endures
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Fri, 2021-01-29 14:24
Now that more of us live in urban areas than ever before, and with the current restrictions on movement meaning many of us are exploring closer to home and finding the beauty in settings we previously simply travelled through to get to The Countryside, it seems perfect time to collect together works from The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition that explore the Urban and Industrial.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Fri, 2021-01-29 12:36
Discover part two of The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition Prize & Award Winners
Posted by Liam Kilby on Tue, 2021-01-26 12:22
For her collection of work in this year's exhibition, Liz found inspiration from Hellebores growing in her garden during lockdown, riding and painting horses and returning to similar themes
Posted by Liam Kilby on Thu, 2021-01-21 10:59
The colours do not fade, works stay vibrant forever. Pastel is not a Second Class medium. We can trace the use of chalk back to the Cave Paintings.
Posted by Liam Kilby on Wed, 2021-01-20 13:49