Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2023

"Pastel Without Boundaries"

The theme of this year’s Pastel Society Exhibition is ‘Pastel Without Boundaries’.  The title reflects the enthusiasm we have as a Society for our chosen medium. 

We wish to spread the word about our medium to all age groups. Where else would you find around 1600 colours, as are available in soft pastel, ready to use straight away?  Some of the qualities of our medium will be demonstrated by our members in our East Gallery ‘Studio’.  This is a repeat of last year’s successful experiment and will consist of a continuous series of demonstrations and hands-on workshops for the whole length of the exhibition. 

Events & Talks

The Pastel Society are pleased to announce a number of talks, demonstrations and events, which will run during our 2023 Annual Exhibition in the Mall Galleries, London. 

Simon Hodges - ‘One artist’s sketchbooks’ 

Including the most recent sketchbooks and the chance to try out various types of pastel and ask any questions.

‘Life drawing evening – in the Gym’

Enjoy an evening of drawing and/or painting life models with pastel and dry media with Members of The Pastel Society and fellow pastelists. 

Children’s Workshop

An informal workshop for children of all ages to work with water-based pastels and produce a small pastel painting based on a theme to be announced.

Sealed Bid Auction

Choose from a selection of artworks from PS membersand place your bids. The artworks will be sold to the highest bidder.

Bidding is now closed

Exhibition Artwork