Sunday, 26 July 2009

10 UKCPS members in South West Pencil Artists Exhibition

The South West Pencil Artists Exhibition
Karen Coulson discusses artwork with James Brinsford

photo by Pat Heffer

Last weekend four local UKCPS groups in the South and South West of England came together to stage an exhibition at the Old Mill Gallery, Worton, near Devizes.

10 UKCPS members from the local pencil groups based in Somerset, Bath, Romsey (Hampshire) and Devizes (Wiltshire) combined with a number of other pencil artists to hold the first South West Pencil Artists Exhibition comprising pencil art in both coloured pencils and/or graphite on 17th-19th July.

'Tortoiseshell on Pebbles'
10" x 12", Stabilo Original pencils on Fabrianno Classico HP paper,
copyright Bev Lewis

Bev Lewis sold one of her works 'Tortoiseshell on Pebbles' which has previously been exhibited at the very first UKCPS exhibition at Patchings. The exhibition generated a lot of interest and a great many visitors. A number of artists also sold prints and cards.

Members who organised the event enjoyed sharing their enthusiasm for coloured pencils with others. This is an extract from and a link to Pauline Longley's blog post about the exhibition.
The Gallery has lots of atmosphere and good lighting. There are about 100 pictures from 20 artists in a wide range of subjects; botanical, fur and feathers, landscapes, portraits, buildings and more.
Prior to the Private View on the Friday evening, Karen Coulson held a workshop on drawing animal's eyes in Pat Heffer's studio in Devizes, mainly for members of the beginners group run by Pat.

Karen Coulson helping UKCPS member Marion Ramsden
photo by Pat Heffer

This group has booked Karen to do two further workshops - one in September (drawing a pheasant) and later in the year a whole day workshop (drawing a parrot).

Members can see Val Wilson's workshop drawings in her album in the UKCPS Yahoo group.

Pat was especially proud as 5 of her group for beginners also exhibited in the exhibition and one of them was the runner up in the public vote!

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