Pastel perfection from The Pastel Society

Pastel perfection from The Pastel Society

Works by members of The Pastel Society celebrate the medium of pastels, as well as pencil, chalk and charcoal.

Cutting Garden Dehlias, West Dean by Felicity House

Pastel artworks are often bright and colourful and pictures by members of the The Pastel Society should prove inspirational for anyone who enjoys working with dry media rather than wet paint. Pictured above: Cutting Garden Dahlias, West Dean, by Felicity House

Featuring works made in pastel, pencil, chalk and charcoal, The Pastel Society celebrates abstract and experimental works alongside more traditional depictions in its shows. Its member artists all share a passion for working in dry media.
 
The portability and immediacy of  pastels allows many artists to produce their works producted al fresco, so to speak, whether on the coast, on the moors or just out in the garden. Roger Dellar seems to have been lashed by the wind and sea while producing ‘Hostile Coast’, Felicity House had a lovely sunny afternoon at West Dean Glasshouse and Glenys Ambrus didn’t have to leave her own garden for the beautiful ‘Garden Flowers, October’.
 
Yesterday, Jeannette Hayes
Spurge, Bine, Lichen, Patricia Cain
Garden Flowers October by Glenys Ambrus
The Oak after the Snow Storm by Roy Wright
Holland Street, pastel on paper, 50x50cm, Angela A'Court
Turn of the Tide by Malcolm Taylor
More than 250 works by some 100 artists were recently on show at Mall Galleries in London and and they're available to buy online at www.mallgalleries.org.uk.
 
The Pastel Society wants more of us to appreciate this underrated medium and it offers prizes to encourage younger artists to develop their skills using pastels and other dry media. 
Hostile Coach, Roger Dellar
Blue Jug by Jaana Fowler
City in Water, Venice  by Simon Hodges
Supreme Being by Brian Dunce
Cheryl Culver's Before The Falls
Old Fence, north Cornwall, by Sarah Bee
Mall Galleries
The Mall, London SW1
 
Admission: £4, £3 concessions, 50 per cent off for National Art Pass Holders,
Free for under 18s.
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