10am to 5pm (closes 3pm on final day)

Main Gallery and North Galleries

Admission £5, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, PS Friends and under 25s

Featuring works created in pastel, pencil, chalk and charcoal, The Pastel Society is recognised as foremost in its field, a magnet for brilliant exponents of the pastel medium showing the work of leading contemporary artists as well as encouraging work by new artists yet to be established. Artists use the medium for its vibrant colour, vitality and immediacy. Visitors can be confident of seeing a variety of approaches.

Member artists will be demonstrating their working processes as part of the exhibition.

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Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition


Lemon and Honey

Liz Balkwill PS
Pastel, 46 x 49 cm, £950

Mercato Centrale Firenze

Liz Balkwill PS
Pastel, 53 x 67 cm, £1,600

Persimmons and Citrus

Liz Balkwill PS
Pastel, 47 x 53 cm, SOLD

Saké with Japanese Anemones

Liz Balkwill PS
Pastel, 51 x 57 cm, SOLD


Nadine Marie Ban
Coloured pencil, 25 x 19 cm, £300

Chris Barber

Caroline Bays PS
Charcoal, 101 x 80 cm, £850


Caroline Bays PS
Pastel, 102 x 80 cm, £895

Natasha - Back View

Caroline Bays PS
Charcoal, 84 x 64 cm, £895

Red Parka

Caroline Bays PS
Pastel, 84 x 64 cm, £950

Cove at Hell's Mouth

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 49 x 49 cm, £980

Gorse Thicket, Haldon Forest

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 49 x 49 cm, £980

Laneside Lime

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 68 x 68 cm, £1,600

Rocky Inlet, Burgh Island

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 49 x 49 cm, £980

Seaweed at Soar Mill Cove

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 68 x 68 cm, £1,600

Low Tide

Keith Bennett
Pastel, 89 x 47 cm, SOLD

St Michael's Mount from the South

Keith Bennett
Pastel, 69 x 87 cm, £750

Twilight Studland Bay

Keith Bennett
Pastel, 84 x 67 cm, £750

Seascapes of the Soul - Unleashed

Alison Berrett
Pastel, 58 x 76 cm, SOLD

Banff Rooftops

Christine Berrington
Pastel & watercolour, 59 x 76 cm, SOLD

Still Walking

Maria Botcharova
Oil pastel, 30 x 21 cm, £750
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Hard Held, Camp Bastian REME Workshop

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP
Pastel & ink, 84 x 62 cm, £2,000

A Quiet Walk on the Downs

David Brammeld RBA PS
Pastel, 81 x 106 cm, £1,250

Autumn Light

David Brammeld RBA PS
Pastel, 33 x 42 cm, £795

Edge of the Wood

David Brammeld RBA PS
Pastel, 81 x 106 cm, SOLD

Tangled Wood

David Brammeld RBA PS
Graphite & coloured pencil, 81 x 106 cm, £1,225

Related events

Special event
5 February 2020 to 14 February 2020
Members of The Pastel Society will be on hand to talk to visitors throughout the exhibition; why not say hello?
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Artist demonstration
7 February 2020 to 13 February 2020
Simon Hodges PS will be showing his Sketchbooks and discussing their role in his practice.
Artist demonstration
7 February 2020
John Tookey PS demonstrating his pastel technique in the gallery and answering questions
Artist demonstration
8 February 2020
Richard Rees will provide small boards and pastels for attendees to experiment with five tones of oil pastel, to demonstrate how tone is as important as colour and in some ways much more so.
Artist demonstration
10 February 2020
Peter Vincent PS demonstrating his pastel technique in the gallery and answering questions
Artist demonstration
11 February 2020
The striking duo playing Puccini’s impetuous diva Tosca (Honey Rouhani) and the villain Scarpia (Hugo Herman Wilson) will be caught in a unique portrait by leading artist Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Artist demonstration
11 February 2020
Roger Dellar RI PS ROI demonstrating his pastel technique in the gallery and answering questions
Special event
11 February 2020
Paint or draw alongside members of The Pastel Society with models, music and wine.
Artist Workshop
13 February 2020
Show your Valentine your drawing skills as well as how much you care. Our Drawing Sessions are a great chance to sketch, whether you are a seasoned artist or a first-timer.
14 February 2020
Brian Dunce PS will talk about his six-months-in-the-making portrait of the German poet and artist
Artist demonstration
14 February 2020
Jan Munro PS demonstrating her pastel technique in the gallery and answering questions