The Pastel Society 2015 Exhibition

The Pastel Society are proud to be Sponsored by Caran d'Ache for their 116th Annual Exhibition. The exhibition opened with the private view on 23rd February and closed on 7th March 2015.

The exhibition was opened by John Russell Taylor, English Critic and author.

He is the author of critical Studies of British Theatre; of critical biographies of such important figures in Anglo-American film as Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells, Vivien Leigh and Ingrid Bergman and several books on art.

Madame Carole Hubscher President of Caran d'Ache was there to present the Caran d'Ache Award and to say a few words.

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John Russell Taylor with President of the Pastel Society Cheryl Culver

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Mike Clapton receives the Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award from Trustee John Russell Taylor

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Pastel Society Member Michael Norman receives the Caran d'Ache Award from Mme Carole Hubscher President of Caran d'Ache

 Demonstrations during the Exhibition

Thursday 26th February Ann Wilkinson 11am-4pm ‘Still life painting on a textured surface’.
Monday 2nd March Roger Dellar 2-4.30pm ‘Portraits in Pastel’.
Tuesday 3rd March John Tookey 2.30-4pm ’Interiors’.
Thursday 5th March Peter Vincent 11am-5pm ‘Behind the Mask’ Still Life'.

THE ART EVENT 

The Art Event Evening was very successful with wonderful music by David Buckingham. Model Shigemi Miura wore a an incredible scarlet embroidered Kimono and Doggy model Lottie slept through it all. Paul Sacki of Jakar International Ltd displayed a large range of Caran d'Ache products for sale and also presented a prize for the best Non Member work created during the evening. The evening was fully booked with artists and visitors.

  A welcoming glass of wine or a soft drink was served on arrival. 

 The Mall Galleries Cafe stayed open until 8pm. 

  A prize for the best Non-Member work completed during the evening was presented.
  Sealed Bid Paintings were finalised during the evening.
  Art materials, courtesy of Caran d'Ache were on sale.
 Models, Still Life and entertainment.
  Music by David Buckingham Classical Guitar
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David Buckingham plays at the Art Event

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Lottie takes a snooze during her modelling adventure

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Shigemi Miura models a wonderful Japanese Kimono

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Paul Sacki from Jakar International Ltd sells Caran d'Ache products during the evening

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Pastel Society Member Roger Dellar works on his study of David Buckingham

Awards 2015 

 The Pastel Society would like to thank all the Award Givers and visiting judges who selected the prize winners for the 2015 exhibition.


Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award Winner Mike Clapton: 'Take Care'.

Caran d'Ache Award Winner Michael Norman PS: 'Dusk at Turf Locks'

Daler Rowney Award Winner Felicity House PS:'Oxfords the Bakers'

Conté à Paris Award Winner Caroline Bays PS:'Rock Star'

Unison Colour Award Winner Jan Munro: Group of three works

The Artist Magazine Award Winner Jan Munro: Group of three works

Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award Winner Tony Allain: Campanille, Venice'

Henri Roché Award Winner Matthew Draper PS: 'Sublime Adventure'

Schmincke Award Winner Christine Watson: 'Purple Shutter'

The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award Winner Jenny Smith: 'Sequoia'

Buzzacott Award Winner Joanne Last: 'Almost There'

Faber Castell Award Winner Melodie Cook: 'Nancy Trotter Landry and Bobby'

Frank Herring & Sons Award Winner Barry Freeman: 'Dusk - Spa Hill'

The Annie Longley Award Winner Richard Turner: 'Seasons Change'

The PanPastel Award Winner Liz Balkwill: Group of four paintings

The Pastel Society Cataolgue Award Winner First Prize Jaana Fowler: 'Late Night Still Life'

The Pastel Society Catalogue Award Winner Second Prize Amanda Palmer: 'Ascension'

The Pastel Society Young Artist Award Winner Qiaoxi Chen: The Bird.

 To view the 2015 Pastel Society catalogue [Click Here]
 

 Gallery of Images from the Exhibition

 

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  • acourtfirstthing
  • acourtfivethings
  • acourtwilfred
  • adamsonapart
  • adamsoncommunication
  • adamsondetached
  • allaincampanille
  • allainredbrolly
  • allainyachtclub
  • andersonprotea
  • averybluegarden
  • averyfruitandflowers
  • averygulls
  • baccanellodeadlysin
  • baldwinfrozen
  • baldwinjanuary
  • balkwillbramely
  • balkwilldutchbowl
  • balkwillsunflowers
  • balkwillteapot
  • bassannunheadgreen
  • baysnudeportrait
  • baysnudewithredhair
  • baysrockstar
  • beeautumnincornworthy
  • beegorseatrushmore
  • beejewel
  • beetreetrunksbythedart
  • beewarmhaze
  • bellamymessydrawer
  • bellamyreinforcements
  • blakformeonly
  • blakquantumdot
  • blakwrongtheory
  • bowyercampbastion
  • bowyercampglow
  • brammeldlookingup
  • brammeldsummerscoming
  • burdettgathering
  • caingarden
  • cainspring
  • chenthebird
  • claptontakecare
  • clarefondmemories
  • clayton1
  • clayton2
  • clementsfrenchtablecloth
  • cloughwork
  • cooknancy
  • crispinlichen
  • crittendenlandscape
  • culverfoxgloves
  • culverlastlight
  • culverreflections
  • culverstonewalls
  • culverwinter
  • curtissfullerasleep
  • dakersgame
  • dbeechdragonfly
  • dellarallotments
  • dellarpathway
  • dellarsnow
  • dellarsun
  • dellarwinter
  • diggleprayag
  • digglestreetfood
  • digglewashing
  • drapersublime
  • duddingsapeur
  • duddingsapeur3
  • duncegalloper
  • duttonwintertrees
  • eikoballerinas
  • eikothames
  • eikowater
  • eytonevening
  • fowlerlatenight
  • freemandusk
  • gardnerlateron
  • gasioreklemons
  • glenysclarewithbook
  • glenysclarewithrose
  • glenysnatalie
  • glenysstilllifewithgardenflowers
  • glenysteakettlewithgardenflowers
  • goodmandowntothecob
  • goodmanwindsurfing
  • gooldgothic
  • gooldquai
  • gravesentanglement
  • grayself
  • halsteadhalfterm
  • halsteadinandout
  • halsteadlife
  • halsteadmargate
  • halsteadunderneath
  • hayes1
  • hayesolivetree
  • hayespinktree
  • hodgesrain
  • hopeself
  • housechapelier
  • housegarden
  • houseoxfords
  • housepicnic
  • housetworooms
  • huntlyclwyd
  • huntlyend
  • huntlyharlechcastle
  • huntlyhillvillage
  • huntlyrapeseed
  • jefferyharvest
  • kesteven1
  • kesteven2
  • knoxdunstanburgh
  • lastalmostthere
  • lastblue
  • lastfallen
  • lastlandscape
  • lastorange
  • lastorganic
  • lastsummerwalk
  • leatherbarrowbloom
  • leatherbarrowswirl
  • linehorsework
  • lineworkhorse
  • litchfieldbull
  • litchfieldsleepyhead
  • lloydwasthatthunder
  • marshallspring
  • munroredchair
  • munroredchairmushrooms
  • munroredchairwithsalt
  • nastnorwich
  • normancommon
  • normandusk
  • normanexe
  • normanlakeside
  • normanotter
  • okaforplainsight
  • painejoker
  • paineportrait
  • palmerascension
  • phelpsstoryteller
  • phillipspuffin
  • ploegtwocushions
  • plummered
  • plummergardenfence
  • plummergreen
  • plummerlandscapeingleton
  • plummerlandscapeyorkshire
  • prowselookingtowards
  • prowseviewfrom
  • prowsewellheadvalley
  • reeschinonroofs
  • reesericeroofs
  • relphabike
  • relphantonia
  • relphlifepose
  • relphlifestudy
  • relphworkshop
  • reynoldsmarch
  • robinsruby
  • ropercopse
  • rossiterfirstdate
  • rousseaudeadstructure
  • saksenamall
  • savostaiteagne
  • seo372
  • shafeyjourney
  • simpson1
  • simspapercrowns
  • smith1
  • stephensonautumn
  • stephensonbowland
  • stephensondusk
  • stephensonfarms
  • stephensonfieldbarn
  • stewartsouvenir
  • stoneeighteen
  • summerfieldgeometry
  • tateyorkshire
  • taylorallstitchedup
  • taylorfishing
  • tookeygreyday
  • tookeylothersdale
  • tookeythames2
  • tookeytownsteps
  • turnernovember
  • turnerseasonschange
  • victorchef
  • victorgirl
  • victorkathy
  • victorkindi
  • victorvictoria
  • vincentmarshmellow
  • vincentmistymorning
  • vincentredsky
  • vincentstpeter
  • vincentwarning
  • voinovthesin
  • walker4
  • walkerexploding
  • walkerstill
  • walkerweighing
  • warnescup
  • warneslooking
  • warnesredtable
  • warnessnowbound
  • warnesworld
  • watson1
  • whatcottaroar
  • wilkinsonflowers
  • wilkinsonpearsone
  • wilkinsonpearstwo
  • wilkinsonred
  • wilkinsonvegetables
  • wrightblizzard
  • wrightcentralpark
  • wrightjapanese
  • wrightsept

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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