A double take for the 'Look again' Pastel Society 2015 exhibition at the Mall GalleriesWell, I'm pretty chuffed and much over the moon! I received notification in the post today that one of my 3 submissions to this years open arts exhibition for 'The Pastel Society' (sponsored by Caran d'Ache) held at the Mall Galleries Annual Exhibition 2015 from 24 February to 7 March '15 has been accepted!
It's a great feeling to have the this mixed media painting (using Nitram charcoal, pastel, black water soluble Caran d'Ache, Unison pastels and ink created on Strathmore 300 Series 140lb paper) hung next to the great and the good and amongst many artists I hugely admire.
A 'feather in ones cap one should say' and what's extra special for me about this particular painting is that it is one of the 'Gritty North of England landscape' series I've been creating recently purely with black and white media.
Great news to tell my students on my drawing and painting course at Higham Hall very soon http://rdcreative.co.uk/art_holidays/expressive_drawing_art_break_higham_hall
This year the Pastel Society received record numbers of entrants from artists all over the country wanting to have their work on show in this highly acclaimed and prestigious exhibition.
Only 100 paintings have been selected from thousands of entrants this year to the Pastel Society. These carefully selected 100 works of art will now be shown along side full and associate members of the Pastel Society. I'm totally delighted!
Although all three of my initial online submissions were accepted this one caught the eye of the judges.
'Winter Trees and Pennine Snow'
Mixed black and white media on Strathmore 300 series 140lb (300gsm) Watercolour paper
16.5 x 16.5 inches (42 x 42cm)
I'd better get my shoes polished for the preview on 23 February right now and make sure my glad rags are ready...I'm sure glad to be on my way down to the big smoke very soon!
I look forward to the show, it's going to be fantastic!
For further information about the prestigious Pastel Society and all its members visit
The Mall, London SW1 (near Trafalgar Square).