10am to 5pm (closes 3pm on final day)

20 February 2018 to 3 March 2018
Main Gallery and North Galleries

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off for National Art Pass holders, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, PS Friends and under 18s

Featuring works created in pastel, pencil, chalk and charcoal, The Pastel Society exhibits abstract and experimental works alongside traditional representation. The artists, including elected members of the Society and those chosen from open submission, all share a passion for working in dry media.

Member artists will be demonstrating their working processes as part of the exhibition and workshops in various aspects of working with pastels will also be available.

Meet the Members | Selected dates below:

Simon Hodges - Tuesday 20 February, 3pm to 5pm

Jan Munro - Sunday 25 February, 12pm to 3pm

John Tookey - Monday 26 February, 3pm to 5pm

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Exhibiting artists

Maximillion Baccanello
Katy Bailey
Keith Bennett
Christian Birmingham
Susan Brooke
Mike Claption
Elizabeth Clough
S A Clowes
James Cowan
Blaze Cyan
Louise Diggle
Peter Dijk
Hanna ten Doornkaat
David Douglas
Robert Dutton
Lyn Evans
David Fagan
Adam Ferjany
Lyn Gray
Julie Green
Tyga Helme
Rick Holmes
Michele Illing
Henry Jabbour
Alex Jakob-Whitworth
Eliza John
Maria Kaleta
Rachael Kidd
Steven King
Christopher Knox
Christopher Knox
Michelle Lucking
Francois Malnati
Penelope Milner
Elizabeth Nast
Robert Nelmes
Angharad Pelling
Jane Radstrom
Mark Riley
Jocelyn Rossiter
Minty Sainsbury
Helen Shields
Anastasia Shimshilashvili
Janine Shute
Vincent Soto
Karen Stone
Robert Strange
Judy Tate
Jennifer Thorpe
Siobhan Wall
Christine Watson
Patricia Whiting
Tara Will
Heather Wills-Sandford
David Wiseman

Selected Works

Holland Street

Angela A'Court PS
Soft pastel, 71 x 67.5 cm, £1,100


Angela A'Court PS
Soft pastel, 100 x 100 cm, £2,500​

Dawn, St Peter Port, Guernsey

Tony Allain PS
Soft pastel, 66 x 78 cm, £2,800

Old Harbour, Guernsey

Tony Allain PS
Soft pastel, 69 x 72 cm, £2,500​

Red Hair, National Gallery

Tony Allain PS
Soft pastel, 82 x 51 cm, £1,800

Red Shade, Groznjan, Croatia

Tony Allain PS
Soft pastel, 116 x 56 cm, £3,000​

Dilly's New Hat

Victor Ambrus PS
Sepia crayon, 88 x 67.5 cm, £1,800

Garden Flowers - November

Glenys Ambrus PS
Pastel, 71.5 x 71.5 cm, £1,750

Garden Flowers - October

Glenys Ambrus PS
Pastel, 71.5 x 97 cm, £1,950

Girl in Pink

Glenys Ambrus PS
Pastel, 62 x 72.5 cm, £1,750

Harry - Potter of Farnham

Victor Ambrus PS
Black carbon pencil, 85 x 64 cm, £1,800

Natalie Delahaye

Victor Ambrus PS
Pastel pencil, 103.5 x 63 cm, £2,400​​
'Textures II' graphite work by Claire Anscomb

Textures II

Claire Anscomb
Graphite pencil, 21 x 21 cm, SOLD

One of the Beguiling Views, Venice

Diana Armfield RA PS NEAC
Pastel, 38 x 30.5 cm, SOLD

Asleep on a Sackcloth

June Arnold PS
Pastel, 58 x 52 cm, £850

Chai Stall in Pushkar

June Arnold PS
Pastel, 93 x 76 cm, SOLD

Selling Greens

June Arnold PS
Pastel, 53 x 47 cm, £750

Smoking a Bidi

June Arnold PS
Pastel, 57 x 42 cm, £550

Street Food

June Arnold PS
Pastel, 93 x 79 cm, £1,350
'Yellow Coat' pencil work by Malcolm Ashman

Yellow Coat

Malcolm Ashman RBA RWA
Pencil, 116 x 84 cm, £2,500
'The Fog' pencil work by Zena Assi

The Fog

Zena Assi
Pencil, 55 x 43 cm, £300

Red Flowers

Pastel, 64 x 79 cm, £800
'Ornithomancy' pastel work by Maximillion Baccanello


Maximillion Baccanello
Pastel & conté, 104 x 124 cm, £3,500
'Reflection' pastel work by Katy Bailey


Katy Bailey
Pastel, 67 x 67 cm, SOLD


Janine Baldwin PS
Pastel, charcoal & graphite, 78 x 92 cm, £850

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