I’m excited to have been selected again this year for the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, at Mall Galleries in London. Three new works have been chosen – ‘Midwinter Fire’, ‘Hedgerow’ and ‘Stormy Skies’. Together with my continuing fascination with dry media and creating texture on the paper surface, there has also been a re-emergence of colour in these new pieces. Colour has slipped away from my larger works for quite a while but I now find myself reaching for it again. I think it is better to allow these developments to happen naturally, and embrace them when they do.
As always the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition is wonderfully diverse, incorporating both abstract and representational works from so many brilliant artists, and it’s also such a strong reminder that pastels are underrated as a medium.
The show runs from 23rd February to 5th March, to view the catalogue and works please visit www.mallgalleries.org.uk
“Pastels are the most exciting of all the mediums. What better than to grab a small piece of chalk and make an immediate blast of colour. No mixing, no fiddling around with Flow Improvers or Slow Drying mediums, no brushes to keep clean. Just pure colour at your fingertips.” Cheryl Culver, President of the Pastel Society