AWARDS

The Alfred Teddy Smith and
Zsuzsi Roboz Award

THE ALFRED TEDDY SMITH AND ZSUZSI ROBOZ AWARD

The Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Prize is an award to recognise Zsuzsi's enormous contribution to draughtsmanship, to be awarded at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2016. The prize of £5000 will be awarded to a young artist, under the age of 35 years, for traditional skills, used in an original way. All subject matter wiil be considered. Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine or any dry media are all acceptable. All work must be submitted through open entry to the exhibition.

 

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DERWENT SPONSORS OF THE PASTEL SOCIETY FOR 2016, 2017 AND 2018

The Heritage of Derwent - a cottage industry of pencil making soon developed, culminating in the formation of the UK’s first pencil factory in 1832.
The factory has had various owners in its 180 year history, but became the Cumberland Pencil Company in 1916. The Lakeland children’s range was launched in 1930, followed by the Derwent brand of fine art pencils in 1938. Since then, a huge variety of artists’ materials has been developed, from traditional to highly innovative. The product range may have expanded beyond recognition but our commitment to excellence remains the same.


www.pencils.co.uk

 

 

 

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CARAN D'ACHE

Since its foundation in 1915, Caran d’Ache has placed product quality and respect for people at the heart of its policy for growth.
For this family enterprise based in Geneva, Switzerland, social responsibility has long been an essential, voluntary component of everything it does. In setting up structures able to meet the challenges of the future, the company integrates social, environmental and economic concerns both internally and through regular contacts with all the parties involved in its activities.
Going beyond legal obligations, these ideas are rooted in the culture and ethics of Caran d’Ache which is determined to continue manufacturing essentially in Switzerland.
Why Caran d’Ache? Because a leading artist of the time was a Russian, Emmanuel Poiré, and in his native tongue “Karandash” means a pencil. It is possible that neither he nor Arnold Schweitzer knew the true origins of the word and they would be delighted to know that it comes from the Turkish “kara tash” meaning “black stone” the natural pigment that makes marks. It is graphite, the material that helped to develop drawing and writing and is so valuable for artists and for Caran d’Ache pencils.

www.carandache.ch

 

 

 

 

 

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DALER-ROWNEY

In 1783, the Rowney Company was established when Richard and Thomas Rowney moved to central London and opened premises selling perfumes and wig powder. As the wearing of wigs soon became unfashionable the Rowneys re-focused themselves and concentrated upon producing artists' colours. They achieved notable success, supplying famous artists such as Constable and Turner.
Their reputation as a manufacturer of the finest art materials dates back more than 200 years. In 1983, the Daler Board Company purchased the George Rowney Company to become Daler-Rowney Limited, as it’s known today. In their own specialist areas of manufacture, both companies led the development of fine artists' materials in the United Kingdom for many years. The combined heritage of both companies and the Daler-Rowney name has become synonymous with consistent quality to artists throughout the world.
Throughout the long history of this company, Daler-Rowney has maintained and built upon its reputation, always aiming to develope it further.
Inspiring creativity since 1783.

 

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ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS

Artists & Illustrators is Britain’s biggest and best magazine for practising artists, equally relevant to top professionals, aspiring amateurs and those who paint purely for pleasure. Published every four weeks, each issue is full of step-by-step practical advice, readers’ work, exclusive interviews and expert product tests.
 
www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk

 

 

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Buzzacott is a Top 25 firm of accountants based in one office the City of London. Buzzacott operates through specialist teams that combine niche expertise in international and regulation-intensive sectors - expatriates, charities, LLPs - with excellence in mainstream tax and financial management services. The firm has in excess of 270 staff working with 28 partners, being under one roof gives clear advantages from easy communication, cooperative working and cross-cutting service provision. The relationships we build are both personal and enduring, founded on continuity of personnel, ease of access and a depth of specialist knowledge.

 

Like any practise, Buzzacott exists to serve the needs of its clients, but in the ultra-competitive environment of the City it does so with rare empathy. Buzacott staff are different. As accountants, they are consummate professionals at the top of their game; as people, they can see beyond profit to community.

 

 


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ROYAL TALENS/REMBRANDT

Royal Talens has been for the last 115 years developing and producing the best quality artist materials. Some of the well-known brands are Rembrandt and Van Gogh, but also new innovations such as Cobra water mixable oil paints.
The mission of Royal Talens is to facilitate and stimulate creative expression in painting and drawing. At Royal Talens we innovatively market inspiring top-quality products and knowledge worldwide in every area of fine art materials. We do this, based on a thorough understanding of the artist’s needs.
Rembrandt are one the worlds most used soft pastels. Rembrandt Soft Pastels are a legendary name for a range that is known for its superior and unparalleled quality. It has been developed through pure skill and artistic insight, and is based on the best raw materials. This allows Rembrandt products to boast unique characteristics.
Rembrandt soft pastels owe their quality to the close collaboration with professional artists, combined with traditional expertise and more than a century of experience in the manufacture of pastels. Each colour is made according to a unique formula, and the necessary raw materials go through very strict controls for each new batch

https://www.royaltalens.com/brands/rembrandt/

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JACKSON'S ART MATERIALS.


Jackson’s is a well-established maker and supplier of art materials. Their mission is to provide artists of all abilities with the paints, inks, paper, ideas and every tool imaginable to help them realise their creative potential.

www.jacksonsart.com 

 

 

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FABER-CASTELL

Kaspar Faber (1730 - 1784)
Pencil-makers were first recorded in the imperial city of Nuremberg around the year 1660 and numerous craftsmen set up shop in the surrounding villages and especially in the village of Stein. 
One of them was the cabinet-maker Kaspar Faber. At first he worked for local traders, but in his spare time he produced pencils on his own account. Soon he became so successful that he was able to set up his own business. From these humble beginnings it was to develop into a company known all over the world.

www.faber-castell.de

 

 

 

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HENRI ROCHÉ - LA MAISON DU PASTEL

Founded originally 1720, La Maison du Pastel was acquired in 1870 by Henri Roché. Collaborating with artists such as Degas, Whistler, and many others, he made pastels that soon became renown both for their quality and for the number of shades they possessed: an unparalleled range of 1650 colours reached by 1937.
Today, over 700 colours are proposed by Isabelle Roché and Margaret Zayer, who make the pastels in very small quantities, entirely by hand, just like they have always been made.
The duo of La Maison du Pastel avidly supports pastel as a painting and drawing medium without limits, and are pleased to lend their support to the Pastel Society UK, whom they appreciate for being a united but diverse group of artists with very unique perspectives and varied approaches to this beautiful medium.


www.lamaisondupastel.com

The Frank Herring & Sons Award

 www.frankherringandsons.com

The Annie Longley Award


The Annie Longley Award
 

The Pastel Society
Young Artist Award


The Pastel Society Young Artist Award.

www.thepastelsociety.org.uk

 

The Pastel Society Catalogue Award


The Pastel Society Non Members' Award.
The Award Winning Image and the Runner-Up image is published in the Catalogue for the 2013 exhibition.

www.thepastelsociety.org.uk

 

 

 

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SCHMINCKE 

For four generations Schmincke has been making fine artist colours for artists.
Around the turn of the century, under the leadership of the second owner-generation, the founder’s nephew Dr. Julius Hesse, finest soft pastels were introduced.
After moving to a newly built factory in 1974, global expansion-activities intensified, most especially with the leading Schmincke brand of soft pastels.
The philosophy, goals, objectives and the Schmincke-strategy remain directed to a global market for top quality traditional artists' colours.
'The artists' satisfaction motivates us. We believe in the artists' desire for top quality material, we work to satisfy this desire in partnership with our qualified and specialised retailers'.
Schmincke pastels: 'Finest, extra-soft artist's Pastels, a handmade  range of 400 colours, with the highest light fastness'.
Schmincke supports The Pastel Society, ‘ To encourage the wonderful technique of pastel painting’.

Schmincke motto:
"MELIORA COGITO - I strive for the best"

www.schmincke.de

 

 

 

 

 

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THE ARTIST MAGAZINE 

The Artist is Britain’s longest-established practical art magazine, first launched in 1931. It is published monthly by The Artists’ Publishing Company from their offices in Tenterden, Kent. Sally Bulgin has been editor of the magazine since 1986.
1930s and '40s editions of the magazine are notable for instructional articles by artists such as Dorothea Sharpe, Terrick Williams and Adrian Hill. In addition, each issue would profile an 'Artist of Note', subjects for this being as diverse as John Piper, Stanhope Forbes, Vanessa Bell, Edward Bawden and Terence Cuneo.
The Artist magazine is written by artists for artists, and provides painters, both experienced amateurs and professionals, with projects and exercises designed to improve painting technique, and practical guidance on the technical aspects and use of art materials. The magazine has features, news and reviews, reports on art materials and new products, exhibitions and competitions, hints and tips on the business side of being an artist and selling work, books, opportunities, courses and holidays for the artist.

www.painters-online.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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UNISON COLOUR

Unison Colour is based in the Northumberland National Park. The business began in the early 1980s, when artist John Hersey found that mass produced, factory made pastels simply did not offer the qualities he was looking for. He began an inquiry, to see whether, with the pigments available, he could construct some kind of mirror to the magic of colour. Unison Colour Soft Pastels are the result.
Despite manufacturing over half a million individual sticks a year the pastels are still completely hand made and retain all the qualities of the originals. They are mixed to John’s meticulous recipes and are based on traditional pigments such as cadmiums, cobalts and natural and synthetic earths.The difference in the manufacturing process, hand rolling rather than extrusion, gives Unison Colour Soft Pastels a unique texture, delivering a consistency of response across the colour spectrum that is unmatched and that is loved by artists.

www.unisoncolour.co.uk

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 JAKAR INTERNATIONAL LTD

Jakar International Importers and Distributors of
Caran d'Ache Artists Materials

www.jakar.co.uk

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WEST DESIGN

West Design Products Importers and Distributors of
Faber Castell Products.

www.westdesignproducts.co.uk

   

 

 

Featured Artist

Matthew Draper
Draper Matthew Illuminated A View of Tantallon castle with The Bass Rock Homage to Alexander Naysmith

 ' Illuminated - A View of Tantallon Castle with the Bass Rock - Homage to Alexander Naysmith '
by
Matthew Draper

 

Matthew Draper PS

Education/Career

1973  Born Stone Staffordshire
1991-1992  Walsall College of Art
1992-1995  Falmouth College of Art

Artist’s Statement

I identify myself principally as a draughtsman; drawing being the most unencumbered and immediate form of image-making. My work is made with an intense and energetic immediacy, working instinctively rather than methodically, keeping me physically and emotionally involved in the process. I crush soft pastel in my hands rubbing the dust into the paper in wide sweeps of colour gradually manipulating the material to build up a thick layered surface using the ball of my thumb or the heel of my hand.
I am interested in and influenced by the dramatic imagery of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century painting. I admire the idea of the contemplation of landscape in the Romantic spirit, found in the work of the German Romantics like Casper David Frederick and the notion of the grandeur of the landscape as expressed in the work of the American Subliminal Painters like Sanford Robinson Gifford and Frederick Edwin Church. These artists adopted the term ‘Luminism’, defined as light in the landscape and the effect that light has on the landscape and objects within it.
As a contemporary artist choosing to adopt this approach to light in the landscape, my interest is not to make straight forward topographical images that are illustrations of place. Instead I am attempting to make imagery that is descriptive of the circumstances under which the subject is viewed; images which convey a sense of place. The drawings are emotional reactions to events and experiences evolving in front of me; events happening or about to happen. The images become like fading memories or captured moments in time. The making of the work is in itself a set of actions and events which creates a harmony between my process and my interpretation of the subject.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

2011  Visitors Choice Award, National Art Open Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Regional Prize, National Open Art Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Elected Member of the Pastel Society UK, Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London.
2010  City of Glasgow Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute of the fine Arts.
2010  Connell and Connell prize, Scottish Society of Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2008  Shell Premium Award, Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Chairman’s Purchase Prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, London.
2004  Most popular work in the exhibition, Hunting Art Prizes.
2000  Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Collections:

Bank of Scotland
City of Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Jean F Watson Bequest Fund.
Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvin Grove Glasgow.
Paintings in Hospitals Scotland.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2013  ‘Northern Light’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2012  'Time Lapses' Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2011  ‘New Pastels’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2010  ‘Festival Exhibition’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2009  ‘In Series’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2008  ‘Luminism’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2006  ‘Time and Place’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2005  ‘Nostalgia’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2000  ‘Night Life’ The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008  Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
2007  Salon 2007, ‘New British Paintings and Works on Paper’ Portobello Road, London.   
2006  ‘Roter Salon’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2006  The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and touring of the UK.
2006  ‘Best of British’ Chelsea Art Gallery, Palo Alto, California.
2002  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
2004  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
1999  Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, touring to:
          The European Drawing Collection Hull, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft,
          The Western Banhof Charlottenburgh, Berlin.

Contact Details:

Website Address: www.matthewjdraper.co.uk
E-mail: matt.draper1@hotmail.co.uk

 

     


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