The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition

Get 2020 off to an artistic start with a visit to this fabulous display of works by members of the Pastel Society

Forget the dark arts, it's time to marvel at the skills of those who work in the dry media...aka pastels, chalk, pencil and charcoal. The Pastel Society's 121st exhibition runs at Mall Galleries in central London from 5-16 February 2020, showcasing stunning works by leading contemporary artists as well as emerging talent. Pictured above: The Sound at Twilight, pastel on paper 92x156cm by Matthew Draper. All works in the show are for sale

Mall Galleries gets the 2020s off to an inspiring start with the Pastel Society's annual exhibition. It features a diverse range of subjects depicted by some of the UK's most talented artists, including Jeannette Hayes, Matthew Draper and John Tookey. Enjoy a journey through snowy landscapes, abstracts and into lazy summer days in Europe with pastel works by Felicity House.

Snowfall by Tony Allain
A West End Back Street by John Tookey
Figs & Peaches for Lunch by Felicity House
Fromage Blanc for Breakfast by Felicity House
Gorse, St Martin's by Michael Norman
Venice in the Sun by Simon Hodges
Clare O’Brien, Director of Federation of British Artists at Mall Galleries says this exhibition 'promises to be a breath of fresh air for art lovers and collectors. The portability and immediacy that working in pastels allows means the show has many examples of works created outside of the studio, whether on the coast, roaming the moors, in crowded Indian street markets or quiet café gardens, historic churches or capturing the magic of The Royal Ballet. There is a wide range of styles too - from the abstract to the photorealistic.' All works are on sale, with prices starting at £300.
Bob Last's Squaring the Circle
Prevailing Hawthorn by Jill Jeffrey
Rocky Inlet, Burgh Island, pastel with acrylic 40x40cms by Sarah Bee
Little Orange Jar by Jan Munro

The exhibition also includes a selection of pieces by artists who are not members of the society, broadening the range of work on view and offering several prizes for emerging artists. Founded in 1898, The Pastel Society is foremost in its field, attracting the finest exponents of the pastel medium.

Member artists will be demonstrating their working processes for visitors, who can also attend workshops in various aspects of working with pastels.