Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Graham Brace - in the news

Graham Brace, UKCPS member and a well-known CP artist, is chuffed to bits at the moment, and all because he is appearing as one of ten coloured pencil artists featured in the latest edition of one of France's premier art magazines, 'Practiques des Arts'.

The March edition of the magazine is promoting coloured pencil as an art medium, and features 10 international CP artists, of which Graham is the only UK representative, within its monthly 'Portfolio' section.

One of the other UKCPS artists featured is Ann Kulberg, the well-known American artist, and authoress of some excellant books on colour pencil art.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Karen Middleton - Exhibition

UKCPS member, Karen Middleton, is holding her first solo exhibition next month. The exhibition is entitled ' Faeries, Faces, and Felines' and is being held at Lincoln Central Library from 18th to 21st April 2011, open from 9.30 to 4.30.

See more of Karen's work by visiting her blogsite from the Members Blog list on this page, or via the Members Galleries on the UKCPS website:

A little bit of good news from Japan

As I write, the ongoing situation in Japan is terrible. Good to hear then, that UKCPS friend, and founder of the Coloured Pencil Society of Japan, Takako Ikuta, is safe and well in Osaka. The best wishes of UKCPS go to her, and to the people of Japan, at this time.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Exhibition latest

If this doesn't get you sharpening your pencils,- then nothing will! .........

Ann Massey, the immediate past President of UKCPS, has put forward a terrific prize of £200 to be awarded for 'Excellance in Drawing' in the pure CP section of this year's International Exhibition in September.

Ann will be judging the award herself, and shortlisting from the photographs of entries sent in by members - so make sure you take some good photographs! (lay the picture on the ground, outdoor, in indirect sunlight. Use the Portrait setting, with the camera on a tripod, and use the timer function - this will avoid camera shake).

Friday, 11 March 2011

Coloured Pencil Experience Days

The latest news on Pauline Longley's Coloured Pencil Experience Days is that places at the 16th April event at Holt, Nr Wimborne in Dorset, are now fully booked, but as of today there are still places available on the 26 March event in Devon.

See my post of 26th February which refers.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

World of Coloured Pencils - amendment

UKCPS members should note that the post of 2 March has been amended. The deadline for entries has now been put back to 23 April to allow time for members to recieve their Entry Forms via the next edition of Talking Pouint (due end of March).


Friday, 4 March 2011

Brian Ainsworth - Exhibition

UKCPS member, Brian Ainsworth, is one of 40+ exhibitors on show at the 2011 Animal Arts Fair in London. Brian is the first CP artist to be invited to exhibit his animal portraits at the Fair, which is being held at Fulham Palace, between 5th - 8th May 2011.

Further information can be obtained from Brian via: or by visiting the Animal Arts Fair website on:

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Call for Entries - 'World of Coloured Pencil'

UKCPS members will wish to note that the entry form, plus conditions of entry, for this year's 'World of Coloured Pencil' Exhibition at the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick, are available online via the "Upcoming Events" link on the UKCPS website, or use the address: . Entry forms will be circulated to members in the next edition of Talking Point which is due out by the end of March.The deadline for entries, originally set for 9th April, has now been put back until 23rd April 2011.

The Exhibition runs from Saturday 28 May to Saturday 25 June 2011, and the start coincides with the Pencil Museum's own 30 year anniversary event. A special prize is on offer from the Museum for a best picture with a 1980's theme. Derwent Pencils will be awarding 'Best in Show' and 'People's Award', Leisure Painter Magazine are awarding for the 'Best Newcomer to Coloured Pencils', and UKCPS will be awarding for Reserve Best, Runner Up, and for the 'Best Local Group Member'.

The Pencil Museum's own celebratory event is being held over Sunday and Monday 29th/30th May, and will include free artists demonstrations and workshops, competitions, raffles, and childrens activities, with limited edition Derwent products available.


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