Pastel Society Summer Workshops 2017 Sponsored by Derwent

The Pastel Society Summer Workshops held at St George's College Addlestone Surrey, have been very successful. Organised by Sue Relph, the workshops ran from Monday 21st August until Friday the 25th August. Tutors were John Tookey, Caroline Bays, Sue Relph, Antony Williams and Pastel Society President Jeannette Hayes. These are hugely popular events and St Georges College is an excellent venue. 

Workshop with John Tookey

John 1 sized

John 2 sized
Workshop with Jeannette Hayes

Jeannette 4 sized

Jeannette 2 sized
 Workshop with Caroline Bays
 Bays 4 sized  Bays 5 sized
 Workshop with Sue Relph
 Sue PTDC0038 1 sized  
Sue PTDC0039 sized
 Workshop with Antony Williams
Antony 0170825 105343 sized
antony 20170825 152408 sized



Featured Artist

Jenny Halstead
Halstead Jenny Afternoon Doze La Gomera sized

 ' 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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