The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2023 | Award Winners

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The Pastel Society

Meet the award winners at the PS Annual Exhibition - congratulations to all!


  • The Anthony J. Lester Art Critic Award

Rebecca de Mendonca, Through the Haze, 38 x 38 cm (49 x 49 cm framed)

A certificate and cheque for £50

"Inspired by a day at the races, and low winter sunlight." - Rebecca de Mendonca


  • The Artist Magazine Award

Fiona Carvell, Wonder, 40 x 40 cm (53 x 53 cm framed)

A feature article in The Artist magazine

"This piece is very much about the wonder of nature and specifically the excitement at a horse chestnut shell, opening up and revealing its content. I would marvel at this spectacle as a child and still find it fascinating. Added to this, the knowledge that something so tiny, can grow to become a huge, splendid tree. Incredible really. Drawn from life, I wanted to emphasise the textural differences within the composition with considered mark making and pastel application." - Fiona Carvell


  • Caran d'Ache Award

Olivia Dunn, Under My Wing, 24 x 22 cm (38 x 36 cm framed)


  • Frank Herring Award

Margaret Glass PS, By the Landing Stage, 40 x 50 cm (49 x 59 cm framed)