The Right Honourable Michael Portillo to open the 2017 Exhibition

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The Right Honourable Michael Portillo has kindly agreed to open the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition in 2017. The Private View is on Monday 20th February, with the official opening at 6pm.

After a distinguished political career, Michael Portillo has become widely respected as a writer and broadcaster. He appears regularly on Radio 4's 'Moral Maze' and BBC1's 'This Week'; he has made highly praised documentaries including Great British Railway Journeys for BBC2.

In 2008 he chaired the judges of the Man Booker Prize and the 2011 Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries.
Michael has a strong interest in the contemporary visual arts and his appointment to the FBA reinforces its growing reputation as a major visual arts and educational charity.
Michael Portillo is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Federation of British Artists.

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Featured Artist

Jaana Fowler
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' Evening Still Life '
by Jaana Fowler


Jaana Fowler PS 

Biographical Details:

1973 Came to London from Helsinki
1979 BA Fine Art (Sculpture) St Martins School of Art
1982-2013: Freelance assistant to Sir Anthony Caro
1996-99 Leading Visual Literacy workshops, Royal Holloway College


The Pastel Society


group shows: Society of Women Artists, Charlie Smith Anthology, Royal West Academy Bristol
group shows: Pastel Society Open, Royal West Academy Open, Discerning Eye
two artists: Peggy Jay Gallery at Burgh House Hampstead
group shows: Open West Exhibition at Newark Park (NT) and Wilson Gallery Cheltenham, Threadneedle Prize
group shows: Royal Academy Summer Show, Threadneedle Prize Exhibition Mall Galleries
solo show: Artist of the Day at Flowers Cork Street
group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Artspace at Barn Galleries, Ludlow Summer Show, three artists: Kingsgate Gallery
group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Ludlow Summer Show
two artists: Koukan gallery London N10, group shows: Battersea Art Fair, Artspace at Barn Galleries

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' Lemon and Grapes '
' Red Stripe '
' Blue Rubber ;


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