The Pastel Journal USA

The Pastel Society has two articles in the American magazine the Pastel Journal. The 2017 Annual Exhibition review in 'Art Matters' showing the Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz award winning image by Non Member Steven King entitled 'The Co-Pilot'. (Shown below) and an eight page article by Member Tony Allain.
King Steven The Co Pilot


The article by Tony Allain entitled 'Freedom of Interpretation' includes a demonstration piece and 'Thirteen Tips for Better Paintings'.


Tony writes as follows: 'Many painters aspire to a faster, looser style. I’ve discovered that an artist’s personal interpretation is the key to a more spontaneous approach.
Many painters aspire to a faster, looser style. I’ve discovered that an artist’s personal interpretation is the key to a more spontaneous approach'.

Allain Tony Marina Reflections

He continues 'EVERY ARTIST SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT and have their own way of saying it. Whenever I visit an exhibition or see a collection of paintings, I always seem to be attracted to the loose, impressionistic work. I appreciate how these qualities invite the viewer to respond emotionally to a time, place and mood. And I like the idea that the artist has given me the opportunity to be part of the painting by allowing me to mentally fi ll in the detail that may have been left out, so that I—as a viewer—become a part of the painting process. I can recall a very loose still life painting I exhibited some years ago. Th e piece portrayed a simple glass dish with some berries, so you can imagine my surprise when I was informed by one of the guests that it was quite a dramatic view of a stormy sea. Perhaps that painting was a little too loose. Still, I think most of us like a bit of mystery and intrigue, and I’ve found there are ways to approach a painting that encourage a looser, more ambiguous depiction'.

Artist Tony Allain (tonyallainfineart.com) has been painting for more than 40 years. The self-taught artist was born and raised in the Channel Islands of England. After living in New Zealand for many years, he recently returned to England, settling in the seaside town of Marazion in West Cornwall, where he takes pleasure in capturing the unique clarity of light. His work has been widely exhibited, including shows with the Pastel Society of America, in New York City; the Royal Society of Marine Artists and The Pastel Society UK, in London; and the Biennial International Pastel Art Exhibition, in Suzhou, China. A popular workshop instructor, Allain will be a demonstrating artist at the International Association of Pastel Societies’ convention in June.

www.tonyallainfineart.com 

To download the June 2017 copy of the Pastel Journal and read the complete version of both articles go to www.northlightshop.com 

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Featured Artist

Margaret Glass
Sunlit Canal

 ' Sunlit Canal  '
by
Margaret Glass

Margaret Glass PS

Biographical Details:

1950 Born on 13 April
1970 Started to regularly exhibit at Provences.
Paintings accepted into the open exhibitions of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Pastel Society, Society of Women Artists and Royal Academy
1975 Elected an Associate Member of the Societe des Artists Francais
1980 Elected a Member of the Pastel Society
1984 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
1986 Elected a Member of the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1991 Invited to teach in Paris for the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1992 Awarded the title Maitre Pastellist
1993 Elected Vice President of the Societe des Pastellistes de France (UK)

Artist’s Statement

Light has always facinated Margaret. A landscape transformed by the sunsire or light reflected on water inspire her to paint. In her work she wants to point to god the creator, and for people to stop ad wonder at the beauty all around us.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Other Societies:

MEMBER SOCIETE des PASTELLISTES de FRANCE

Method of Working:

Margaret works in both pastels and oils. Her pastel technique is the same as the oil painting process, working from dark to light. She paints on abrasive paper that enables me to build up layers of pastel without overloading the tooth of the paper. She sees this as a painting medium rather than a drawing medium that uses line with colour. In her oils she rarely uses any medium, working thin to thick and painting wet on wet. She works from life or from photographs as our weather is so unpredictable! She tends not to sketch first but work immediately on the painting, solving problems as she goes.

Awards:

W H Patterson Prize, Pastel Society, 2002 and 2006

Other Exhibitions:

2006 Featured Artist, Festival International du Pastel, Feytiat, France
1999 Guest Exhibitor, Salon National du Pastel, Paris, France
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition of Oils’, Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition’, City Gallery, London
1989 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Paris, France
1983- Regular solo exhibitions at Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1982 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Buffalo, New York, USA

Publications:

Various articles over the years for ‘The Artist’, ‘Leisure Painter’ and ‘Pastel International’. I have also contributed illustrations of my work and painting technique in various ‘how to paint’ publications.

Website:

 http://www.margaretglass.com/ 

     


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