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 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


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


  • Bedding Plants (29cm x 41cm)
  • First Thing (29cm x 48cm)
  • Five Things You Should Know (29cm x 47cm)
  • Time with Wilfred (29cm x 38cm)
  • Apart (105cm x 92cm)
  • Communication (96cm x 67cm)
  • Detached (94cm x 64cm)
  • Campanille, Venice (28cm x 28cm)
  • Red Brolly (28cm x 28cm)
  • Yacht Club Terrace (30cm x 28cm)
  • Protea (58cm x 56cm)
  • Blue Garden  (34cm x 27cm)
  • Fruit and Flowers (31cm x 25cm)
  • Gulls at Leigh (34cm x 27cm)
  • Deadly Sin (60cm x 120cm)
  • Frozen (48cm x 48cm)
  • January (45cm x 45cm)
  • Bramely and Blackberries (37cm x 42cm)
  • Dutch Bowl and Lemons (41cm x 50cm)
  • Sunflowers (57cm x 46cm)
  • Teapot and Fortune Cookies (35cm x 45cm)
  • Nunhead Green (38cm x 38cm)
  • Nude Portrait (49cm x 49cm)
  • Nude with Red Hair (80cm x 102cm)
  • Rock Star (101cm x 80cm)
  • Autumn in Cornworthy (54cm x 54cm)
  • Gorse at Rushmore (54cm x 54cm)
  • Jewel in the Woods1 (80cm x 80cm)
  • Tree Trunks by the Dart1 (80cm x 80cm)
  • Warm Haze at Haytor Quarry1 (80cm x 80cm)
  • Messy Drawer (45cm x 55cm)
  • Reinforcements (43cm x 54cm)
  • For Me Only (99cm x 69cm)
  • Quantum Dot (99cm x 69cm)
  • Wrong Theory (99cm x 69cm)
  • Camp Bastion, Shade1 (84cm x 64cm)
  • Camp Bastion, Glow1 (84cm x 64cm)
  • Looking Up (106cm x 80cm)
  • Summer's Coming (106cm x 80cm)
  • Gathering It In (35cm x 53cm)
  • Milnton Garden II (70cm x 88cm)
  • Spring at Milnton1 (70cm x 88cm)
  • The Bird (42cm x 29cm)
  • Take Care (110cm x 85cm)
  • Fond Memories (60cm x 73cm)
  • Ilfracombe Beauties (66cm x 50cm)
  • Netted (66cm x 50cm)
  • French Tablecloth (74cm x 58cm)
  • Work of Sight is Done, Work of Soul Begin (34cm x 44cm)
  • Nancy Trotter Landry and Bobby (97cm x 77cm)
  • Lichen on Birch V (50cm x 43cm)
  • Landscape Axarquia (72cm x 97cm)
  • Wild Foxgloves in the Wood (84cm x 84cm)
  • Last Light (130cm x 63cm)
  • Reflections (84cm x 84cm)
  • Stone Walls in the Valley (130cm x 63cm)
  • Winter Birches (48.5cm x 48.5cm)
  • Asleep (Dad age 85) (59cm x 66cm)
  • Fair Game (70cm x 130cm)
  • Dragonfly and Swallow (36cm x 50cm)
  • The Allotment in Winter (48cm x 64cm)
  • Pathway through the Woods (54cm x 43cm)
  • Snow in the Woods (53.5cm x 63.5cm)
  • Sun Breaking Through2 (98cm x 123cm)
  • Winter in the Woods (80cm x 96cm)
  • Prayag Ghat, Varanasi (32cm x 32cm)
  • Street Food, Varanasi (32cm x 32cm)
  • Washing and Boat, Varanasi460 (32cm x 32cm)
  • Sublime Adventure (107cm x 183cm)
  • Sapeur (1) (84cm x 119cm)
  • Sapeur (3) (84cm x 119cm)
  • Galloper Shadows Carasouel La Belle Epoque Isle d'Oleron (94cm x 87cm)
  • Winter Trees and Pennine Snow (42cm x 42cm)
  • Ballerinas in Orange and Green (76cm x 59.5cm)
  • The Thames, London (72cm x 94cm)
  • Water Bearer Dancers (64cm x 55.5cm)
  • Evening Promenade Rio (48cm x 128cm)
  • Late Night Still Life (54cm x 43cm)
  • Dusk - Spa Hill (90cm x 90cm)
  • Later On That Night (49cm x 58cm)
  • Lemons on a Table (22cm x 34cm)
  • Clare with Book (65cm x 54cm)
  • Clare with Rose (71.5cm x 54cm)
  • Natalie (97cm x 72cm)
  • Still Life with Garden Flowers (72cm x 97cm)
  • Still Life with Tea Kettle (72cm x 92cm)
  • Down to the Cob, Lyme (56cm x 56cm)
  • Windsurfing, Poole Harbour (36cm x 36cm)
  • Gothic (83cm x 63cm)
  • Quai (83cm x 63cm)
  • Entanglement (193cm x 118cm)
  • Self Portrait (42cm x 60cm)
  • Half-Term Holiday (68cm x 70cm)
  • In and Out (68cm x 70cm)
  • Life is Just (46cm x 46cm)
  • On Margate Sands (68cm x 70cm)
  • Underneath the Arches (68cm x 70cm)
  • Pastourel (81cm x 113cm)
  • Red Olive Tree (83cm x 108cm)
  • Pink Tree
  • Rain Approaching Barmouth, North Wales (96cm x 84cm)
  • Self Portrait (42cm x 25cm)
  • Chapelier Modiste (54cm x 49cm)
  • Kitchen Herb Garden (68cm x 66cm)
  • Oxfords The Bakers (64cm x 83cm)
  • Picnic from the Deli Montebello (54cm x 63cm)
  • Two Rooms (74cm x 90cm)
  • Clwyd Landscape, North Wales (40cm x 40cm)
  • End of the Row Tan-y-Grisiau (44cm x 47.5cm)
  • Harlech Castle (85cm x 70cm)
  • Hill Village, South Wales (47cm x 47cm)
  • Rapeseed Fields, Worcs (47cm x 47cm)
  • Pembrokeshire Harvest (67cm x 52cm)
  • Jam Night (Windsor Castle Pub) (46cm x 56cm)
  • Sax Solo (44cm x 38cm)
  • Dunstanburgh Castle (59cm x 47cm)
  • Almost There (76cm x 76cm)
  • Blue Harmony (72cm x 66cm)
  • Fallen Segment (70cm x 62cm)
  • Landscape in Relief (76cm x 106cm)
  • Orange Structure (102cm x 102cm)
  • Organic Forms840 (60cm x 60cm)
  • Summer Walk (76cm x 76cm)
  • Bloom (28cm x 37cm)
  • Swirl (36cm x 53cm)
  • Horsework (113cm x 87cm)
  • Workhorse (113cm x 87cm)
  • Bull (84cm x 106cm)
  • Sleepy Head (99cm x 84cm)
  • Was That Thunder?1 (105cm x 85cm)
  • Springtime (62cm x 71cm)
  • Red Chair and Apples (62cm x 50cm)
  • Red Chair and Mushrooms (62cm x 50cm)
  • Red Chair with Salt and Pepper Pots (62cm x 50cm)
  • Norwich Car Park (16cm x 49cm)
  • On the Common (67cm x 82cm)
  • Dusk at Turf Locks (67cm x 82cm)
  • Exe Estuary Textures (67cm x 82cm)
  • Lakeside in Autumn (67cm x 82cm)
  • The River Otter in Winter (45cm x 57cm)
  • Within Plain Sight (Mana III)1 (70cm x 58cm)
  • The Joker (98cm x 80cm)
  • Self Portrait (60cm x 70cm)
  • Ascension1 (60cm x 70cm)
  • George Hogg, Storyteller (74cm x 64cm)
  • Puffinthink (34cm x 33cm)
  • Two Cushions1 (28cm x 46cm)
  • Red Gateway, Japanese Garden, Kyoto (63cm x 63cm)
  • Garden Fence, Kyoto (66cm x 66cm)
  • Green Gateway, Japanese Garden, Kyoto (63cm x 63cm)
  • Dales Landscape nr Ingleton (81cm x 81cm)
  • Across the Landscape, Yorkshire (81cm x 81cm)
  • Looking towards NewTown (97cm x 97cm)
  • View From White Horse Westbury (97cm x97cm)
  • Wellhead Valley Westbury (97cm x 97cm)
  • Chinon Roofs (38cm x 52cm)
  • Erice Roofs (48cm x 33cm)
  • Abike Looi-Samoye 1st Study (74cm x 58cm)
  • Antonia - Cap Reversal (84cm x 62cm)
  • Life Pose in Winter (54cm x 48cm)
  • Brief Life Study (54cm x 48cm)
  • Life Workshop Assessment740 (70cm x 90cm)
  • March Number 9 (Drawing) (44cm x 37cm)
  • Ruby (70cm x 50cm)
  • Fen Copse (76.5cm x 66cm)
  • First Date (39cm x 28cm)
  • Dead Structure (70cm x 86cm)
  • The Mall (63cm x 23cm)
  • Agne (84cm x 60cm)
  • M372 (60cm x 60cm)
  • Journey Through Egypt (100cm x 100cm)
  • Floating Dawn (73cm x 91cm)
  • Paper Crowns (39cm x 39cm)
  • Sequoia (59cm x 84cm)
  • Autumn on Bowland Hills (70cm x 70cm)
  • Ridge Walk on Bowland Fells (85cm x 85cm)
  • Dusk falls on the Dales (70cm x 70cm)
  • Farms and Barns, Bowland Hills (70cm x 70cm)
  • Field Barn (50cm x 50cm)
  • Souvenir of a Landscape (39cm x 33cm x29cm)
  • Eighteen (100cm x 69cm)
  • Geometry in Nature (63cm x 53cm)
  • Yorkshire Dales (15cm x 46cm)
  • All Stitched Up480 (41cm x 41cm)
  • Fishing for Compliments600 (52cm x 52cm)
  • Trumpington Street, Cambridge (51cm x 63cm)
  • Winter Lothersdale (54cm x 68cm)
  • The Thames from Trinity Wharf (41cm x 51cm)
  • The Town Steps Sheringham (41cm x 51cm)
  • November Shadows (50cm x 50cm)
  • Seasons Change (50cm x 50cm)
  • Chef with Pheasant (77cm x 108cm)
  • Girl from the South Sea Islands (64cm x 85cm)
  • Kathy - Country Girl (64cm x 85cm)
  • Kindi (66cm x 90cm)
  • Victoria (47cm x 56.5cm)
  • Marsh Mellow (80cm x 80cm)
  • Misty Morning (80cm x 80cm)
  • Red Sky (80cm x 80cm)
  • St Peter-on-the-Wall (80cm x 80cm)
  • Shepherd's Warning (80cm x 80cm)
  • The Sin of Life (87cm x 65cm)
  • Still Life with Bottled Cloud (93cm x 72cm)
  • Still Life with Exploding Glass (72cm x 85cm)
  • Still Life after a Storm (93cm x 72cm)
  • Weighing the Fate (92cm x 108cm)
  • Polystyrene Cup (43cm x 43cm)
  • Looking out to Sea (43cm x 47cm)
  • Red Table (56cm x 60cm)
  • Snow Bound (72cm x 77cm)
  • World in a Box1 (64cm x 59cm)
  • Purple Shutter (45cm x 32cm)
  • A Roar and Then Silence (110cm x 110cm)
  • Still Life with Flowers (74cm x 74cm)
  • Still Life with Pears  (74cm x 74cm)
  • Still Life with Pears 2 (74cm x 74cm)
  • Red Apples on a White Cloth (61cm x 61cm)
  • Still Life with Vegetables (74cm x 74cm)
  • After the Blizzard IV (49cm x 84cm)
  • Towards Central Park, New York (77cm x 112cm)
  • Japanese White Pine (95cm x 140cm)
  • In September when the Leaves... (117cm x 75cm)

Featured Artist

Patricia Cain

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 ' Yours and the light from it, un-buoyed '
Patricia Cain

Patricia Cain is a Dumfries and Galloway-based artist, author and researcher who completed her PhD through the practice of drawing at Glasgow School of Art.
Her practice (drawing, painting, sculpture and public art) is intimately connected to her interest in skill-lead art-making processes, the value of these as First Person research methodologies and the importance of teaching and encouraging skill in this era of concept-led Art Education.
Her book Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner explores the relationship between drawing and enactive thinking and examines how art-making can actualize and visually make evident the emergent aspects of its own activity, allowing artists to become self-aware of their own thinking and learning processes.
Trish exhibits nationally and internationally, winning both the Threadneedle and Aspect Prizes in 2010. Her recently acclaimed major exhibition at Kelvingrove, Drawing (on) Riverside, exposed the nature of practitioner knowledge to a wider lay audience through the observation and response to the construction of Glasgow’s new Riverside Museum which has subsequently been likened to Dewey’s study of the nature of method.

Curriculum Vitae


2004/08 PhD, Glasgow School of Art
2000/04 BA (Hons) Fine Art – Cumbria College of the Arts
2002 UK Intra-transfer Test – Law Society of Scotland
1988/89 Law Society Finals – Northumbria University
1984/87 LLB (Hons) Law – Northumbria University
1982/83 1st Year BA (Hons) Illustration – Central St Martins
1982 Arts Foundation Course – Cumbria College of Art and Design

Selected Awards:

Royal Watercolour Society Award, RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2014, Finalist, Arte Laguna Prize 2013 Venice, RSA Residency Award 2013 – Barns-Graham Trust, James B S Curr Memorial Award, Paisley Arts Institute 124th Annual Exhibition, Discerning Eye Scottish Regional Prize 2012, Winner Threadneedle Prize 2010, Winner Aspect Prize 2010, The Bet Low Trust Award, Daler Rowney Award The Pastel Society, Finalist International Drawing Annual (INDA) 2010, RSA Residency Award 2009, Arts Trust of Scotland Award, RSW Visual Arts Residency, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute, House for an Art Lover Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship 2007, Oppenheim – John Downes Memorial Trust Award, Colonel McClean Trust Scheme/Logan and Johnston School Scheme Award, Golden Jubilee Fellowship Fund Award, New Contemporaries Shortlist, Rootstein Hopkins Shortlist, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute, Horace W. Goldsmith Scholarship for Drawing, Glasgow School of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2012 Drawing (on) Riverside 11 Spitalfields Gallery
2011 The Riveted Eye House for an Art Lover
2011 Drawing (on) Riverside Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
2010 Tri Juncta in Uno The Meffan Gallery
2009 Recent work from Florence and Glasgow, House for an Art Lover
2008 Drawing Construction, Lillie Gallery
2006 Clyde Redevelopment, Backdoor Gallery
New Work, Glasgow Royal Institute Kelly Gallery
2004 Surfaces Geologia, Glasgow School of Art
Surfaces Geologia, RIAS Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Lake District Landscapes, Theatre-by-the-Lake Gallery, Keswick

To read more about the career of Artist Patricia Cain 
Public Art:

2011 Architectural Installation in collaboration with architect Anne Nisbet Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glass Installation in collaboration with Glass Artist Alec Galloway Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
2010 Haggs Gate, Pollockshaws, Glasgow.


Flemming-Wyfold Collection, Glasgow Museums, Royal Scottish Academy, Lillie Gallery, BBC Scotland, House for an Art Lover, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, North Glasgow Housing Association, Bam Construction



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