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Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2021

Photo: Mall Galleries

This year's Pastel Society annual exhibition was due to take place from 26 January to 12 February, but COVID restrictions have resulted in it being exclusively online. It is my fifth exhibition as President of the Pastel Society and I am proud to say that in spite of a multitude of difficulties, it has also proved the most successful in terms of sales.

It is not always easy to appreciate the physical depth of the layers in a pastel picture, but this has not deterred collectors from going online and purchasing some of the works on offer at https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/pastel-society-annual-exhibition-2021. The online exhibition will continue until 10 April, so there is still plenty of time to check it out. As well as the art work, for your enjoyment there are also videos from various prize winners and one from our excellent opener, Gryff Rhys Jones!

Great Summer Art Auction for Marie Curie

Blue Seas Oil and pastel on paper

BLUE SEAS oil & pastel on paper 37 x 48 cm
Photo: Jeannette Hayes

I am proud to say this picture sold at Christies in September 2020 as part of the Great Summer Art Auction for Marie Curie.

Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2020

Photo: Mall Galleries

In February 2020 I presided over the one hundred and twenty first annual exhibition of the Pastel Society (of which I have been President for four years now) at the Mall Galleries in London. I'm happy to report that it was a great success, in spite of inclement weather over two weekends.

The exhibition was opened by the indefatigably upbeat Paul Martin of Flog It! fame, who gave an inspiring speech and set a fabulous example by buying a piece that subsequently won a prize! A huge thank you to all who exhibited, attended and most importantly, purchased works.

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