Pastel Society Workshops 2015 


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'Portraits with Colour' A Workshop in the Learning Centre with Glenys Ambrus 


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'Portraits with Colour' A Workshop with Glenys Ambrus


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 A Pastel Society Workshop with Roger Dellar


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 'A Translation of Landscape' A Pastel Society Workshop with Cheryl Culver


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 'A Translation of Landscape' continued

translation of landscape 2 sized againPaintings completed by students at the Pastel Society Workshop 'Translation of Landscape'

 2015 Summer Workshops

The Pastel Society Summer Workshops were held at St George's College Addlestone Surrey.

St George's College has a fully equipped art room and beautiful gardens. Students were able to relax and enjoy the sunshine whilst taking a working break.

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 Gardens at St George's College

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 Workshop with Felicity House

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 Workshop with Sue Relph

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Workshop with Eiko Yoshimoto

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 Workshop with Jenny Halstead


Featured Artist

Jenny Halstead
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 ' Afternoon Doze '
Jenny Halstead

Jenny Halstead PS FMAA

Biographical Details:

After studying Art & Design at Sutton & Cheam School of Art and a guest scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, Jenny went on to train as a medical artist, illustrating surgery and anatomy. She worked in London Teaching Hospitals, before turning freelance and publication work in both medicine and natural history.

Breaking away from this discipline over a decade ago to return to the freedom of painting and developing her own work as well as teaching.


The Pastel Society
Chelsea Arts Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

Caran D'Ache Award 2017


Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Reading Guild of Artists
Henley Guild of Arts & Crafts
Whiteknights Studio Trail
Art in Hospital RBH
Chelsea Art Society
Regatta – Henley
John Noott Gallery, July 2017

Solo Exhibitions:

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading – 24 May - 30 June 2013

Silchester – Life on the Dig
at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Saturday 24 October - Tuesday 3 November 2015

Articles & Publications:

Pushing the Limits – Jenny Halstead
by Anne Hevener, The Pastel Journal (USA) – December 2011

Large, Loose and Colourful – Jenny Halstead
by Ken Gofton, The Artist - March 2012

The Not So Secret Garden – Jenny Halstead
Berkshire Life – May 2013

An Artist in the Garden – Jenny Halstead
The Artist – May 2013

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – published by Two Rivers Press – May 2013

Invited Artist in Residence – Silchester excavation
(The Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum)

Silchester - Life on the Dig
by Jenny Halstead & Michael Fulford
published by Two Rivers Press, October 2015

Artist invited to record a year in the life of The High Sheriff of Berkshire 'A Chain of Office' 2016/2017



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