Comedian, Griff Rhys Jones OBE, to open the Pastel Society 2021

Try not to miss tonight’s official online opening of the Pastel Society 2021 exhibition. Join Griff Rhys Jones OBE at 5pm on Mall Galleries website.

I hope you can make it and hopefully get a chance to see my work via the virtual exhibition #pastelsociety #mallgalleries

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Submission Preparation for Portrait Artist of the Year, 2021

Another steady 5 hour shift today bringing me closer to completion. More tonal tweaking on this life sized portrait of this chap. Hopefully a Friday’s #paoty deadline will be met in good time.

Studio 6 drawing board work

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A bit of pencil detailing
Nearing completion

Mall Galleries Exhibition Update

Sadly, I received this email from Alistair Redgrift, Exhibitions Manager from Mall Galleries/Federation of British Artists with regard to the Pastel Society 122nd Annual Exhibition.

‘Dear Exhibitor,

I’m writing on behalf of Mall Galleries with an important update regarding The Pastel Society’s 122nd AnnualExhibition. Following the latest lockdown, it is with regret that the physical exhibition will be postponed.

Online Exhibition

However, the show continues online, where works remain for sale, and where we will announce this year’s prize winners on 27 January:

https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/pastel-society-annual-exhibition-2021

Physical Exhibition

Please note that we plan to stage the physical exhibition at the gallery in April, subject to government restrictions. With warm regards in the meanwhile,

Alistair Redgrift, Exhibitions Manager

Mall Galleries / Federation of British Artists, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD exhibitions@mallgalleries.com 020 7968 0954 www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Fingers crossed the physical exhibition will resume in April. In the meantime I would like to invite you to continue to share with people who would enjoy viewing online this incredible exhibition.

@PastelSociety @mallgalleries

@pastelsociety.uk @mallgalleries

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Pandemic Profile Portrait in Progress

Medium brushwork in oils of my father-in-law. I have a working title, ‘Boko’. This is Dave’s nickname to those who know him.

Original I know, I need to give it a bit more thought. Anyway, still quite a way to go as I need to apply the finer details

Oil on canvas, 122x51x2.2 cms, 2021

Life is Very Wild

‘Nibbles’, ‘Prickles’ & ‘Emerging Stag’
20”x14” framed limited edition prints
Last 3 remaining
Original price £75.00, reduced to £50.00 each. Buy all 3 for £130.00

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